Exhibitors Guide - Open Class (All Divisions)
OPEN CLASS
Department III - Open Class
Introduction

Large Animals only New Policy. Exhibitors with more than one species will have priority parking in the lower parking lot on Sunday morning for haul out. The Exhibitors will be given a tag/number prior to haul out. Exhibitors will be able to pick up their species in the barns order. (Pig Barn, Sheep-Goat, Llama and then on to Beef Barn in that order). If you need one species from another barn before the first barn order then you will have to pick up the species you want in first and then loop around and get back in line to pick up the next species. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO WALK THEIR ANIMALS ACROSS FROM ONE DEFINED AREA TO ANOTHER. No Horse will be allowed to walk up the hill to another barn to be loaded. This requirement protects animals from cross contamination and ALL exhibitors are expected to comply.

Open Class Floral General Information

​General Chairman:
Suzann Stahl (c) 360-791-7422 billnsuz5312@gmail.com

"Adventures in South America- Aventuras en Sudamérica"
An NGC Standard Flower Show
Presented by Black Hills District Garden Clubs

GENERAL INFORMATION AND RULES
ENTRIES: Horticulture, Design and Special Exhibits entries will be accepted between 4 and 7pm on Tuesday, July 31, 2019 in the Thurston Expo Center.
ADVANCED REGISTRATION is required in Division II, III, IV, and V by Sunday, July 14 (Contact Section Consultant listed below in Schedule).
CLASSIFICATION: Chairmen/Consultants in each Section shall check for conformity to the schedule.
SPECIAL ENTRY TAGS for Open Class Floral are available from the Fair Office and Black Hills District Club Presidents. A list of the Clubs and contact information for Club Presidents can be found at www.blackhillsdistrict.com.

EXHIBITORS: May be any resident in Thurston and Lewis County and all members of the Black Hills District of Garden Clubs. Also, National Garden Clubs Student Judges may enter any adult class.

DAYS AND HOURS: The show will be open to the public at 10 AM each day of the Fair from Wednesday through Sunday, and close at 10 PM each evening until the end of the Fair, Sunday, at 8 PM.
JUDGING: Judging will take place Wednesday, July 31st, at 8:00 a.m. Only General Show Chairman, Assistant Chairman, Judges Chairman, Classification Chairmen, Clerks, Awards Chairman and Photographer may be present during judging.
AWARDS: This show will comply with the requirements and objectives for a Small-Standard Flower show as established by National Garden Clubs, Inc., and printed in the 2017 edition of the HANDBOOK FOR FLOWER SHOWS available at local libraries and Black Hills District Garden Club members. A list of the Clubs and contact information for Club Presidents can be found at www.blackhillsdistrict.com. The Standard System of Awarding will be used. Stickers will indicate 1st Place, exhibit must score 90 or more (Blue), 2nd place, 85 or more (red), 3rd place, 80 or more (yellow) and Honorable Mention, 75 or more (white). The entry card with sticker may be exchanged for ribbons in the Fairground Office at the end of the fair. The decisions of the judges will be final. Any award may be withheld if the requirements are not met.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Show Committee will take all possible care to protect exhibits but will not be responsible for loss or damage.
CONSERVATION LIST: Plants on the Washington State Conservation List may not be used in this show unless grown by the Exhibitor or obtained in a legal manner.
FRESH PLANT MATERIAL shall be emphasized in this show.
NO ARTIFICIAL "PLANT" MATERIAL is permitted in any Division.
REPLACING PLANT MATERIAL: Wilted plant material may be replaced each morning before 9:30 AM.
REMOVAL OF EXHIBITS: Exhibits may be removed Sunday, August 4, after the Fair closes, between 8 - 9 PM, and must be removed between 9 AM and 11 AM on Monday, August 5. Please let the Superintendent know if there will be any problem in removing an exhibit.
NON-COMPLIANCE: Those not complying with these rules forfeit all prizes and premiums.

Division I - Floral Horticulture

​"Peru’s Largest Cities"

Horticulture Entry Chairman/Consultant: Dorrie Carr,
360-923-5896, hdcarr@comcast.net

WIN 1ST, 2ND, 3RD AND HONORABLE MENTION RIBBONS AND BEAUTIFUL ROSETTES

Entries in Division I are eligible for the Betty Belcher Horticulture Award, Award of Horticulture Excellence, Award of Merit, Arboreal Award, Growers Choice Award, Marvalee Peterschick Award, and Thurston County Fair Awards; the Lily Award, the Glad Award, the Vine Award, the Rose Award, the Posey Award, the Gourmet Award, the Harvest Award and People’s Choice Award.

HORTICULTURE RULES:
The Sunset Western Garden Book will be used as reference authority

  1.  General Requirements
          a.  All plant material MUST BE fresh and grown by the exhibitor.
          b.  Cut annuals and biennials must have been in the Exhibitor’s possession from seeds, cuttings or immature plants for at least 90 days; perennials for at least 90
                days; bulbous blooms from planting of bulb, tuber, corm, for at least 90 days. 
          c.  Container-grown plants must have been in Exhibitor’s possession at least 90 days. Exceptions: Multiple plantings and combination plantings must have been in
                the Exhibitor’s possession and growing together at least six weeks.
  2. Entry tags are available at the Fair Office, to be filled out in pencil in advance, if possible.
  3. All specimens must be correctly named by Genus, species and/or cultivar/ variety. This name may be found in the Sunset Western Garden Book. Common name may also be given.
  4. An exhibitor may enter as many exhibits as desired in any class or sub-class provided each exhibit is a different cultivar, color or type. The Committee will sub-divide classes by variety/cultivar, color or type for judging.
  5. NEW IN 2018/2019 Exhibitors must be clear (uncolored) glass bottles for cut specimens. Your bottle must be picked up on Sunday, August 4, 8pm - 9pm or Monday, August 5 prior to 11am. After 11am, remaining bottles will be discarded.
  6. All specimens must be properly conditioned and groomed (cleaned). No shining agents are permitted.
  7. Cut specimens should not have any foliage below water line. Wedging with plastic wrap or any other unobtrusive material is permitted.
  8. Cut specimen length is not to exceed 30" except where noted.
  9. Due to space limitations, containers in Sections L and M may be no larger than 12" in diameter, Sections N Combination Plantings may be up to 16" in diameter. Double potting is permitted.
  10. Youth horticulture will be entered in Division IV Youth Exhibits, Section A. Class 14. All horticulture rules apply.

GLOSSARY FOR HORTICULTURE

ARBOREAL: Pertaining to trees and shrubs.
BLOOM: An individual flower, usually between 1/2 and 3/4 open.
BUD: An undeveloped flower (or leaf ).
CULTIVAR: A cultivated variety of a plant.
FRESH PLANT MATERIAL: Any part severed from a living plant and in good condition.
SCAPE: A bare, leafless flower stem arising from the ground. Example: daylily, daffodil.
SPIKE: A lengthened flower cluster in which flowers are practically stemless. Example: Gladiolus, snapdragon.
SPRAY: A group of florets on a branched stem, each on its own stalk.
STEM: The major supporting structure in plants to which buds, leaves and flowers are attached at regular intervals at points called nodes.

Section "A" - ANNUALS
​"Lima"

Class

  1. Antirrhinum majus (Snapdragon) one spike
  2. Calendula officinalis (Calendula) three stems
    1. same color
    2. mixed colors
  3. Callistephus chinensis (China Aster) three stems
    1. same color
    2. mixed colors
  4. Centaurea cynus (Bachelor’s Button) three stems
    1. same color
    2. mixed colors
  5. Cosmos - 3 stems
    1. same color
    2. mixed colors
  6. Dianthus (Carnations) - three stems
  7. Godetia (Clarkia) - three stems
  8. Gypsophila elegans (Baby’s Breath) - one stem
  9. Helianthus (Sunflower) one stem or spray
  10. Helichrysum bracteatum (Strawflowers) - three stems
    1. same color
    2. mixed colors
  11. Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet Peas) - six stems
  12. Lavetera trimestris (Lavatera) - one spray
  13. Limonium sinuatum (Statice) - three stems
    1. same color
    2. mixed colors
  14. Nigella (Love-in-a-Mist) - one spray
  15. Petunia x hybrida (Petunia hybrids) - one spray
    1. single
    2. double
    3. ruffled
    4. other
  16. Rudbeckia hirta (Gloriosa Daisy) - 3 stems
  17. Salpiglossis sinuata (Painted-tongue) - 1 spray
  18. Schizanthus pinnatus (Poor-man’s Orchid) - 1 spray
  19. Tagetes (Marigolds)
    1. T. erecta (African oramerican) - 1 stem
    2. T. patula (French) - 3 stems
    3. Any other Tagetes - 1 stem if tall, 3 stems if small
  20. Tropaeolum majus (Nasturtiums) - 3 stems
    1. Singles
      1. same color
      2. mixed colors
    2. Doubles
      1. same color
      2. mixed colors
  21. Viola (Pansy) - 3 stems
  22. Zinnia
    1. Small flowered (under 1 1/2") - 3 stems
    2. Large flowered - 1 stem
  23. Any other garden grown annual not listed.
    No roadside flowers will be accepted in this Class.

Section "B" - PERENNIALS FROM FLESHY ROOTS
"Arequipa"
(Bulbs, corms, rhizomes, tubers other than Gladiolus and Dahlias) 

Class

  1. Agapanthus (Lily-of-the-Nile) - 1 stem
  2. Allium (Garlic/onion Seed Head) - 1 stem if large, 3 if small
  3. Alstroemeria - 1 spray
  4. Crocosmia (Montbretia) - 3 stems
  5. Hemerocallis (Daylily) - one scape
  6. Lillium (Lily) - 1 stem
  7. Begonia (Tuberous Begonia) - one bloom, stem 1" to 2" long
  8. Any other perennial from fleshy roots not listed.

Section "C" – FLOWERING PERENNIALS
" Trujillo"
(Other than fleshy rooted under Section "B" above)

Class

  1. Achillea (Yarrow) - 3 stems
  2. Aster - 1 spray
    a. A. frickartii
    b. A.novi-belgii (Michaelmas Daisy)
    c. Other garden asters
  3. Chrysanthemum (Daisies)
    a. C. maximum (Shasta Daisy) - 3 stems
    b. C. coccineum (Painted Daisy, Pyrethrum) - 3 stems
    c. C. frutescens (Marguerite) - 1 spray
    d. Other early garden mums
  4. Delphinium - 1 spike
  5. Gypsophila paniculata (Baby’s Breath) - 1 stem
  6. Limonium latifolium (Statice) - 1 stem
  7. Phlox paniculata (Phlox) - 1 scape
  8. Physalis alkekengi (Chinese Lantern)

​Section "D" - FOLIAGE PERENNIALS
"Chiclayo"
(other than fleshy rooted under Section B. above)

Class

  1. Artemisia – 1 stem
  2. Hosta - 3 leaves
    a. same variety
    b. three varieties, - 1 leaf each, card with names attached to entry card
  3. Phormium tenax (New Zealand Flax) - 1 leaf, may exceed 30"
  4. Senecio cineraria (Dusty Miller) - 1 stem
  5. Any other perennial grown primarily for foliage

Section "E" - ORNAMENTAL GRASSES
"Piura"
(may have plumes, may exceed 30" to show gracefulness)

Class:

  1. Bamboo - 1 stem cut no more than 36" long
    a. Clumping
    b. Running
  2. Carex (Sedge) - 5 stems, length appropriate to variety
  3. Cortaderia selloanna (Pampas Grass) - 3 stems, length in proportion to plume
  4. Miscanthus sinensis (Eulalia Grass) - 5 stems, length appropriate to variety
  5. Any other grass-like perennial

Section "F" - DAHLIAS
"Huancayo"

Dahlias must:

  1. have only one bloom per stem
  2. have at least one pair of leaves (stem must be long enough for leaves to be above bottle rim)

SINGLE ENTRIES - One stem each variety

Class

  1. Bloom over 10"
  2. Bloom 8" to 10"
  3. Decorative.
    a. Bloom 6" to 8"
    b. Bloom 4" to 6" 
  4. Cactus
    a. Bloom 6" to 8"
    b. Bloom 4" to 6"
  5. Waterlily
  6. Ball (over 3 1/2")
  7. Other types not listed above (peony, anemone, collarette, single, orchid, novelty, etc.)

MINIATURE ENTRIES - 3 stems each variety

  1. Miniature (under 4") Decorative
  2. Miniature (under 4") Cactus
  3. Mini balls (2" to 3 1/2")
  4. Pompoms (2" and under)

​Section "G" - GLADIOLUS
"Cusco"

Note: Gladiolus are entered with attached leaves, preferably two for balance (leaves may be under water). The length of the stem should be in good balance to the blooms and very straight. The spike should have about one-third tight buds, one-third showing color, and one-third open blooms. Wedging with plastic wrap, Styrofoam or any other unobtrusive material is encouraged so that the spike stands as straight as possible. (Plastic wrap available from Show Committee.)

 The Show Committee will sub-divide Gladiolus by color before judging.

  1. Miniature - under 2 1/2" - 1 spike
  2. Small - 2 1/2" to 3 1/2" - 1 spike
  3. Medium - 3 1/2" to 4 1/2" - 1 spike
  4. Large - 4 1/2" to 5 1/2" - 1 spike
  5. Extra-large - 5 1/2" or larger - 1 spike
  6. Three (3) spikes of same size, same or mixed colors

​CONTAINER-GROWN PLANTS
Container grown plants must have been grown by the exhibitor for at least three (3) months. Exceptions: multiple plantings, such as planters, dish gardens, etc. must have been grown together, by the exhibitor, for at least six (6) weeks. Exhibits shall be subdivided by variety and color. The Show Committee will sub-divide as needed before judging. Due to space limitations, the container may be no larger than 12" in diameter. Exception: Section N. Combination Plantings may be up to 16" in diameter

Section "L" - CONTAINER-GROWN PLANTS – FLOWERING
"Cajamarca"

Class1 Flowering

  1. Begonia
    (1) B. semperflorens (Wax)
    (2) B. tuberhybrida (Tuberous)
  2. Fuchsia
  3. Orchidaceae (Orchid)
  4. Pelargonium (Geranium)
    (1) P. domesticum (Martha Washington)
    (2) P. hortorum (common geranium, includes variegated, fancy-leafed or colored-leafed)
    (3) P. peltatum (Ivy)
    (4) P. tomentosum & others (scented)
  5. Saintpaulia (African Violet)
    (1) single
    (2) double
    (3) trailing
    (4) Mini
  6. Any other flowering container-grown plant - in bloom

Class: 2 Foliage

  1. Begonia - Fibrous-rooted
    (1) B. masoniana (Iron Cross)
    (2) B. rex-cultorum (Rex)
  2. Cactus
    (1) single plant
    (2) two or more cacti - 1 container
  3. Crassula argentea (Jade plant)
  4. Sedums and succulents, one variety
  5. Any other container-grown foliage plant not listed above

Section "M" - CONTAINER-GROWN PLANTS – COMBINATIONS - "Sullana"
Class:

  1. Combination of Cactus, Sedums and/or Succulents
  2. Combination of mixed varieties of flowering plants - in bloom
  3. Combination of mixed varieties of foliage plants
  4. Combination of flowering and foliage plants  

​Section "N" - EDIBLES
"Chincha"

Stem length in proportion to exhibit, uniformity important

Class: 1. Herbs

  1. Allium (Chives) - 10 blades
  2. Aloysia triphylla (Lemon Verbena) - 1 stem
  3. Artemesia dracunculus (French Tarragon) - 1 stem
  4. Borago officinalis (Borage) - 1 stem
  5. Coriandrum sativum (Coriander) - 3 stems
  6. Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) - 5 stems
  7. Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm) - 3 stems
  8. Mentha (Mint) - includes Pennyroyal - 1 stem
  9. Ocimum basilicum (Basil) – 1 stem
  10. Origanum (Oregano & Marjorams) - 3 stems
  11. Petroselinum crispum (Parsley) - 1 stem
  12. Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) – 1 stem
  13. Prostrate - 1 stem
  14. Upright - 1 stem
  15. Salvia officinalis (Sage) - 1 stem
  16. Thymus (Thyme) - 3 stems same variety
  17. Any other named cut herb, number and length appropriate to variety

Note: Common Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is considered a noxious weed and will not be accepted. Exception: The variety Foeniculum vulgare azoricum known as ‘bulbing’ fennel is permissible.

Class 2: Fruits & Vegetables

FRUITS - should be clean and fresh, wiped, but not washed or polished

  1. Berries - approximately 1/2 cup, shown in wrapped plastic glass
  2. Tree fruit - three specimens each variety, named

VEGETABLES - In general, uniformity (same size, shape, color) in multiple specimen exhibits is desired.

  1. Corn - three ears - trim shank to 1" from base, remove husk on 1/3 of each ear
  2. Rhubarb - three stems, pulled, not cut, with 1" leaf on stalk

SALAD FIXINGS

  1. Cucumber - three of a variety
  2. Lettuce - one head, cleaned and groomed, may be washed, on styrofoam tray lightly covered with plastic wrap (tray and wrap provided by the Show Committee)
  3. Tomatoes - clean with soft cloth
    1) Large - one tomato
    2) Medium (Patio-type) - three specimens
    3) Small (cherry-type) - six specimens
    4) Cluster of small tomatoes (cherry, pear, etc.) with 1/3 showing color, 1/3 some color, 1/3 green
  4. Pepper - three specimens
    1) Green
    2) Other

SQUASH - 1" stem attached, wipe clean gently

  1. Crookneck - 4" to 8" long, three specimens
  2. Pumpkin
    1) Large – one
    2) Mini - three
  3. Spaghetti squash - one
  4. Zucchini
    1) Small/medium - 4" to 8" long, three specimens
    2) Large - one specimen
  5. Other squash, number depending on size of variety

CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES - generally one head, remove outer leaves only

  1. Broccoli
  2. Cabbage
    1) green
    2) red
  3. Cauliflower
  4. Kohlrabi - three specimens, same variety, - 2 - 2 1/2" diameter - cut tap root 1/2" below ball, trim leaf petioles to 2"

ROOT CROPS - less soil adheres if dug in dry weather

  1. Beets - three specimens, same variety, 2" diameter ideal, trim tops to 1 1/2", remove small side roots but do not remove tap root. Brush or wash to remove soil
  2. Carrots - three specimens, same variety, remove side roots, trim tap root to
    1/2" diameter, trim tops to 2"
  3. Onions
    1) Dry - 3 specimens, same variety. Do not remove outer scales, cut top to 1/2"
    2) Green - 6 specimens, same variety. Remove loose skin, cut tops 4" to 5" above white, trim roots to 1/2"
  4. Garlic
    1) Regular - 3 bulbs
    2) Elephant - one bulb
  5. Potatoes - brush off soil gently, wash only if necessary, three specimens each variety, must be named
    1) white
    2) red
    3) yellow
    4) any other potato

LEGUMES - six specimens same variety each class

  1. Beans
  2. Peas
  3. Snap peas

ANY OTHER VEGETABLE not mentioned above will be entered under the closest variety with entry tags marked "X"

Section "O" - ANY OTHER HORTICULTURE EXHIBIT
" Tarapoto"
(With consideration to available space & Horticulture Entry Consultant approval)

Division II - Floral Design-Diseno Floral

​" Traveling in Argentina- Viajar en Agentina"

Design Entry Chairman/Consultant:
Ellen Daly, 360-485-5253, ellendaly@hotmail.com

WIN 1ST, 2ND, 3RD AND HONORABLE MENTION RIBBONS AND BEAUTIFUL ROSETTES

Eligible for Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs Past President Awards; Carolyn Erickson All Fresh Design Award and Ellen Swenson Flower Arrangement Award, Phyllis Danielson Table Setting Award, and Judith Juno Petite Design Award. Also eligible for the Brynn Tavasci Recycling Award, Designers Choice Award, Tri- Color and Table Artistry Award.

EVERY ENTRY IN DIVISION II, III, IV, AND V MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A LISTING OF THE NAMES OF THE PLANTS USED IN THE ENTRY.

A NEW design Section has been added to the schedule to encourage novice designers from the community ….Section D "Fiesta". Pre-Registration is required as with other design entries. Contact the Section consultant listed below. (See Special Rules #1)
District garden club members are eligible for NATIONAL GARDEN CLUB Top Exhibitor Awards.
Bring your design entry on Tuesday, July 30th between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. to the Thurston Expo Center to be entered in the show.
Your container should be removed on Sunday August 4th after the fair closes, between 8-9 p.m. or Monday, August 5th between 9 - 11 a.m.

SPECIAL RULES FOR DESIGN

  1. Entries in this Division, Sections "A" through "E", must be pre-registered by Sunday, July 29, by calling the Consultant listed with each section.
  2. If after committing to an entry, a designer is unable to enter the class, it is the designer’s responsibility to find a replacement and notify the Consultant.
  3. Each design must have been created and placed by one exhibitor.
  4. Only one entry per exhibitor is allowed in any Class.
  5. A minimum of four (4) exhibits is required in each class.
  6. Absolutely NO artificial flowers, fruit or foliage permitted.
  7. FRESH plant material may not be treated in any manner, including dye or paint. Take care with commercially available flowers – some are dyed.
  8. Adult Design width is limited to approximately 24" of table space unless otherwise stated.
  9. Landscapes and/or scenes are not accepted in this Division.
  10. Exhibitors are responsible for keeping their exhibits in good condition for the duration of the Fair.
  11. Featured objects, accessories, container-grown plants growing in soil (where appropriate) and living plants with roots attached are permitted in all classes. Special effects are allowed where power is available.
  12. Living members of the Animal Kingdom are not permitted.
  13. Flags and religious symbols, if used, must be used properly.
  14. FRESH plant material is to be emphasized in this show.
  15. Plant materials used in this division do not need to have been grown by the exhibitor and may be commercially grown.
  16. Cut fruits or vegetables are permitted if sealed unobtrusively to discourage insects, odors and discoloration.
  17. Youth will enter their designs in Division IV, Section B. Class 15.
  18. Staging panels


GLOSSARY FOR DESIGN

ABSTRACT DESIGN: Designs in which there is a dominance of components chosen for their non-naturalistic character and/or organized in a non-realistic, non-naturalistic manner.
ACCESSORY: A subordinate object other than plant material used in a design e.g. a figurine, rock, etc.
CREATIVE DESIGN: Designs that result from the creative ideas of the artist, using plant material and other components to organize the design elements within the limits of the principles of design. This type includes Abstract.
CREATIVE LINE DESIGN: A Creative design in which line direction is dominant, characterized by open silhouette, a minimum of plant material and other components. Dominant feature is the movement in any direction, either vertically, horizontally, diagonally, etc.
DECORATIVE UNIT: In a Table Class, floral designs with or without other components such as candles or other accessories if any.
DESIGNERS CHOICE: Designers choice of plant material.
EXHIBITION TABLE SETTING: Components relating to the service of food artistically arranged without consideration of functional placement. It may not include a completed decorative unit, but must include some plant material placed artistically.
FUNCTIONAL TABLE SETTING DESIGN: Planned and set for actual service of food; table could function for dining as displayed. Must have a completed decorative unit.
MASS DESIGN: A large quantity of plant material in closed silhouette, fully developed focal area, yet defined linear pattern.
MULTI-RHYTHMIC DESIGN: Multi-rhythmic designs include lines of plant materials that flow in two or more directions..
Designs in this Division are eligible for NGC Top Exhibitor Awards, WSFGC Past President’s Awards and Local Thurston County Fair Top Awards.

 

Section "A" - "On the Dance Floor- En la pista de baile"
Section Consultant: Joan Boone, 360-352-4803
Designers Choice –fresh plant material, dried plant material, or a combination of both.

Eligible for Designers Choice Award

Class:

  1. "Tango" – a Multi-Rhythmic design staged on a black open pedestal, 36" high with a 15" square top provided by show committee. Exhibitors may include the pedestal base in their design if desired. Limited quantities of table coverings may be furnished by the show committee upon request.
  2. "Merengue" – a design using 2 containers staged on 24" wide by 30" deep section of an 8’ table.
  3. "Double Pass-Pasa Doble" A Cascade Design featuring red components staged on a round accent table 30" high and 20" in diameter provided by the show committee. Limited quantities of table coverings may be furnished by the show committee upon request.

Section "B" – "Hospitality-Hospitalidad"
Section Consultant: Sandra Zacher, 360-496-8472

Table designs.
Eligible for the Table Artistry & Phyllis Danielson Awards

Class:

  1. "Feast of Beast-Fiesta de la bestia" - A Buffet Table for 4 with a Barbecue theme staged on an 8 foot table.
  2. "Sipping Malbec-Tomando Malbec" - A wine-themed Functional Table for 2 staged on card tables approximately 34" X 34" provided by the show committee.
  3. Coffee with Milk-Caffe con Leche" - An Exhibition Table design featuring coffee service staged on 24" of an 8’ table.

Section "C" - "Small Flowers-Paquena Flores"
Section Consultant: Barb Trudnak, 360-489-0197
Petite designs-all staged on one 8’ table

All plant material must be fresh (not dried decorative wood such as driftwood) used, must be fresh or may be manufactured. Lumber built structures & frames allowed.
Eligible for the Judith Juno Petite Design Award & Carolyn Erickson Fresh Award.

Class:

  1. "Little Crazy-Poco Loco" – Designers choice of all fresh materials not to exceed 8" high, staged on 4" X 8" square marbleized blocks provided by the show committee. Eligible for the Carolyn Erickson All Fresh Design Award.
  2. "Small Dried-Pequeno Seco" – All dried design not to exceed 5" high staged on Lucite shelving provided by the show committee.
  3. "Cocoa or Tea-Cacao o Te" – Designers choice in a basket no larger than 12" X 12" staged on 18" of an 8’ table.

Section "D" - "Community-Comunidad"
Section Consultant: Ellen Daly, (360) 485-5253

Class:

  1. For display only. The show committee invites members of the community to enter a design of their choice that follows the show theme, "Adventures in South America" with an emphasis on the colors orange, green, red, white and yellow. Entries are eligible for the Award of Appreciation.
Division III -Floral Education-Educativas
​"Ecuador and the Galapagos-Ecuador y las galápagos"

Education Entry Chairman/Consultant:
Suzann Stahl, 360-791-7422, billnsuz5312@gmail.com

Open to Black Hills District Garden Club members only. Contact your Club President for details. All displays will be staged on a 4’ wide and 30" deep section of an 8’ table.
Including plant material is preferred, and must be listed.

Eligible for the Educational Top Exhibitor Award and Carol Klingberg Educational Award. 
 
Class:
  1. "The Amazon"
  2. "Galapagos Islands Flora"
  3. "Alpaca Products"
  4. "Culture of South America"
Division IV - Floral Youth Exhibits-Exposiciones Juveniles

​"Chile"  
Youth Entry Chairman/Consultant-all Youth Sections
Marlene Lopp, 360-456-4408, loppmargrace@aol.com

WIN 1ST, 2ND, 3RD AND HONORABLE MENTION RIBBONS AND BEAUTIFUL ROSETTES

Eligible for a Youth Achievement Award and the NATIONAL GARDEN CLUB Youth Top Exhibitor Award.

General requirements:
Exhibits are entered on Tuesday, July 30th between 4-7 p.m. at the Thurston Expo Center. All entries in Sections B, C, and D should be registered with the Youth Entry Chairman/Consultant no later than Sunday, July 14th.
No pre-registration is needed for horticulture entries.

General Rules:

  1. Youth Exhibits are grouped as follows:
    • Junior - Preschool through age seven
    • Intermediate - Ages eight through twelve.
    • (ADV) High School – Ages 13 through 18.
  2. All National Garden Club policies and rules apply.
  3. All Horticulture entries must be grown by the exhibitor, although plants can be part of a family garden or yard.
  4. Educational exhibits require a minimum of 6 square feet and may be created by more than one youth.
  5. Section B, C, and D – No artificial plant material allowed. Plant material must be listed.
  6. Photographs must be in a portrait/vertical, 5"X7", mounted on a black, 8"X10" matted frame. Staging will be done by the Show Committee.
  7. Entry cards for Section A will be filled out by exhibitor in advance. They are available in the Fair office and from Black Hills District Presidents. A list is available at www.blackhillsdistrict.com.
  8. Entry cards for Sections B, C and D will be done by the Youth Entry Chairman/ Consultant.

Section "A"Horticulture - "Farmer’s Market-Mercado de Horticultores"
Open to all youth age groups

Class:

  1. "Hot Peppers & Orchids-Pimientos picantes y orquídeas"

Notes: a. & b. – Bring your horticulture entry in water in a clear beverage bottle of appropriate size with label removed. Leaves should be removed from the stem that is in the water.
c. – Foam plates will be provided by the Show Committee at time of entry. Any vegetable accepted; however, because the show lasts for 5 days please avoid those that wilt quickly, such as lettuce.

  1. Flowering annuals (annual plants complete their life cycle within one growing season, typically, from spring to fall)
  2. Flowering perennials (plants that persist for many growing seasons; generally, the top portion of the plant dies back each winter and regrows the following spring)
  3. Garden vegetables

Section "B" Design - "Floral Design-Deseno Floral"
Open to all youth age groups   
Limited to 4 entries for each age group

Note: Floral design is the art of using plant materials and flowers to create a pleasing and balanced composition.

Class:

  1. "Bright Party-Fiesta Brillante" a small design measuring no more than 8" tall and 8" wide. Designer’s choice of container and flowers and other plant material.

Section "C" Educational Exhibits - "Exposiciones educativas"
Open to youth in the Intermediate and (ADV) High School groups
Limited to 4 entries

Class:

  1. "Alli’s Gifts - Regalos de Alli "
    Design an exhibit about Alpacas. Where are they raised in South America? What do they eat? What products are made from their wool? What else do you think is interesting about the Alpacas? The exhibit size should not be more than 24" X 30" as it will be staged on 24" of an 8 foot table. Some type of plant material - fresh or dried- should be used in the exhibit.

Section "D" Botanical Arts - "Artes botanicas"
Open to all youth age groups. Limited to 4 entries per age group.

Class:

  1. "Crafts-Artesania" Exhibits will be displayed flat on a covered, 8’ table by the show committee.
    1. "Mapa-Map"
      Chilean Products Map (natural resources)- Make a map of Chile on poster board no larger than 12"X12" illustrating the country’s natural resources. The exhibitor is encouraged, but not required, to include the use of live or dried plant material.
    2.  "Beans-Frijoles"Dried
      A bean picture of an Alpaca or Chilean natural resource. Make a design of your choice with multi-colored dried beans on poster board no larger than 12" X 12".
  2. "Photography-fotografía"
    See General Rules #7 for entry details.
    1. Flowers-Las Flores
    2. Wildlife-Fauna silvestre
    3. Pets-Mascotas
Division V - Botanical Arts-Artes Botanicas

"Brazil"
 
WIN 1ST, 2ND, 3RD AND HONORABLE MENTION RIBBONS AND BEAUTIFUL NGC ROSETTES

Section Consultant: Vicki Kammerer
360-791-3117, vickilee66@hotmail.com

General requirements

  1. All exhibits must contain some plant material. No artificial plant material permitted.
  2. Plant material must be listed.
  3. No limit on entries per class in Classes 20 & 21.
  4. Limit of 4 entries per class in Classes 19,22,23,24 and 25. Advance registration is required. Contact the Section Consultant.

Section "A" Botanical Arts Horticulture "Horticultura de Arte Botánico" "Brazil’s Geography-Geografía de brasil"

Section Consultant: Dana Risch
360-528-1380, canyonwren7@aol.com

Class:

  1. "High Desert-Desierto Alto" - Low profile succulent dish garden in a terra cotta container provided by the show committee.
  2. "Tropical Forests-bosques tropicales" - Tall branches 30" - 60". Exhibitor will provide a container appropriate to the size of the exhibit. Show committee will stage according to exhibit size.
  3. "Plateau-Meseta" - Tall grasses grasses need not be in bloom 30" - 60". Exhibitor will provide a container appropriate to the size of the exhibit. Show committee will stage according to exhibit size.

Section "B" Botanical Arts Design Diseño de Arte Botánico "Exploring the Amazon"

Section Consultant: Teri Davidson
360-236-7244, davidsonteri@hotmail.com

Class:

  1. "Amazonia" – Exploration/Freedom of Style Design (See Glossary of Design in Division II Design section) Features the use of painted or dyed fresh plant materials.
    Floral design must fit within 24" of an 8’ table.

Section "C" " Botanical Arts Crafts- Artesanía botánica

"Carnival-Carnaval"

Section Consultant: Dee Murdaugh
360-704-0623 phone or text, no email

Note: Exhibit must contain some fresh and/or dried material. Only dried material may be treated. Eligible for the Artistic Crafts Award and the Joann Goldman Artistic Craft Award.

Class:

  1. "Papier Mache to Feathers- Papier Mache to Plumas" - A decorated Carnaval mask no larger than 16"X16" to be staged on a vertical grid by the show committee.
  2. "South American Cowboy-Vaquero Sudamericano" - A decorated male or female Gaucho hat to be staged on 24" of an 8’ table.
  3. "Make some Noise-Haz Ruido" - A decorated purchased maraca, which is a percussion instrument in the form of a hollow gourd or gourd-shaped container filled with dried beans or similar objects and played by being shaken. To be staged on 12" of an 8’ table.
Division D - Open Class Art

Diana Fairbanks - Superintendent 360-878-9529 olyimages@comcast.net

  1. Complete the Exhibitor Card that may be obtained from the Fair Office or at the Sokolik Building the day of the Fair entry. You may use a "return home address label" for those sections requesting your name and address.
  2. Artwork must have been completed within the past two years, and not previously entered in the Thurston County Fair. Plein Aire at the Fair entries must be completed on the day of registration and entirely on the fair grounds. Painting.JPG
  3. Exhibitors are limited to three pieces of artwork each, on a first come basis, space available.
  4. All entries must be original, they must be the Exhibitor’s own work, and may not have been created in whole or part by anyone else.
  5. All hanging artwork must be suitably framed and wired for hanging. Artwork may be unframed if it is made on a "gallery wrapped" canvas with all edges painted by the artist. No saw tooth hangers or clip frames. Entries larger than 21" X 27" overall size, will be accepted subject to space availability.
  6. Entries deemed unsuitable may be refused for display at the discretion of the superintendent.
  7. Judges will be professional artists selected by the Olympia Art League. Judges decisions will be final.
  8. The Youth Class will be subdivided into three groups as follows:
    • Up to 7 years of age
    • 8-12 years
    • 13-17 years
  9. The Adult Class is divided into amateur and Semi-professional/Professional. An amateur is a beginner painter, hobbyist, or casual painter who has not won an award at the Fine Arts Pavilion and does not offer their work for sale nor show their work in shows or galleries. Work must be original (i.e., may not be copied or closely based on copyright protected work). A Semi-professional/Professional Artist is an artist who exhibits their work and offers it for sale. Work must be original, (i.e., may not be copied or closely based on copyrighted work).

Judging: The Youth, and Adult amateur classes will be judged on the Danish System. Each piece is judged on its own merits against a point system. As many blue, red, white, and honorable mention ribbons will be awarded as are merited within each class. Each piece is judged on originality, creativity, composition, and technique. The Adult/Semi-professional/Professional classes will be judged on the American System. Each piece will be compared to all others in the category.

Special Awards
TWO PEOPLE’S CHOICE RIBBONS WILL BE AWARDED EACH DAY OF THE FAIR: ONE FOR YOUTH AND ONE FOR ADULTS. A work of art may win only one People’s Choice ribbon.

THE OLYMPIA ART LEAGUE WILL SPONSOR CASH AWARDS FOR THOSE IN THE ADULT CATEGORIES FOR:

  • Top of Show - $75
  • Best of each group within the two exhibitor classes (Amateur and Semi-professional/professional) - $25

Bring entries to the Fairgrounds between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, July 27, and 11am to 3pm on Sunday, July 28. Two dimensional art that is not properly prepared for hanging will not be accepted.

Pick up artwork on Sunday, August 4, last day of the fair, 8pm to 9pm and Monday, August 5, noon to 7pm. Claim check is needed to pick up artwork.

CLASS 1 - YOUTH
CLASS 2 - ADULT AMATEURS
CLASS 3 - ADULT PROFESSIONAL/SEMI-PROFESSIONAL

POINTS: BLUE - 50  RED - 30  WHITE - 15

LOT

  1. Drawings in pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, pen & ink, crayon, and scratch board.
  2. Paintings on paper using water media, such as watercolor, acrylics or gouache.
  3. Paintings using oil or acrylics on canvas or other non-paper surfaces
  4. Paintings in pastel
  5. Graphics (etching, lithograph, collograph, serigraph, woodblock, etc.)
  6. Mixed media (two dimensional) This category now includes work entirely and originally composed of mixed materials and securely attached to a substrate or anchor structure. Fragile mixed-media work will be accepted at the discretion of the art Intake workers. Secure wall hanging hardware must be Installed on all work In this lot. Maximum dimensions for 2-D work apply.
  7. Miniatures. Art in any of the above categories that has no greater dimensions than 5" X 7", including mat and frame.
  8. Three Dimensional (sculpture, pottery, mixed media)
  9. Digital Media. Two dimensional artwork using a substantial element of digital media. Please include information on software, equipment, printing process and/or other tools used for this work with your entry.
  10. Re-Invented Art. Artwork which uses substantial (at least 50%) recycled materials for Its creation. Entry must describe type and source of recycled materials. Maximum dimensions for 2-D work apply.

NOTE: If there are too few entries in any of these categories, they may be combined with other painting categories.

Mangathon Drawing Event
Friday, August 2 from 10am to 2pm

A table with paper, pencils, and markers will be available along with basic Instruction in drawing Manga characters for beginners. Finished full-page manga images will be displayed following the Mangathon.

Awards for best artwork will be made by age categories:

  • Up to 7 years of age
  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Ages 13 - 17
  • Adult (18+)

This work will be judged by an artist selected by the Olympia Art League.

Plein-Aire at the Fair
Each day the fair (except the last day) will host a "Plein-Aire at the Fair" artmaking competition. Subject matter will depict places and activities occurring specifically within the fairgrounds site. Adult Amateur and Professional/SemiProfessional artists of Thurston County are eligible for this competition. Artists must register at the Art Pavilion in the morning of the day they wish to participate.

Then they must complete a 2-dimensional work of art that is at least 8"x10" during that day. The work must be returned to the Art Pavilion by the end of the day: it must be signed and dated. Any medium which can be produced entirely on the fairgrounds is permitted. Completed works do not have to be framed for this category.

(Plein-Aire Artists must observe all safety guidelines regarding animals, equipment and personal and visitor safety when working on the fairgrounds. For that reason only clear aerosol fixatives and will be permitted for plein-aire work and must be applied outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Artists will be responsible for their materials and equipment while on the fairgrounds.)

Daily awards for Plein-Aire artwork will be made by selected jurors: one 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place award will be made for all entries, regardless of amateur or professional status, each day of competition.

Division E - Open Class Photography

​Dale & Colleen Easley, Superintendents 360-561-0075

OPEN CLASS PRINT COMPETITION

How to Enter a Print Camera.JPG

  1. Obtain an entry for the ‘Open Class Photographic Exhibition’, available from Monday, July 1st, 2019 through Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Beard’s Framing, Fred Meyer Shopping Center, Lacey; Olympia Framemakers, 1822 Harrison Avenue on Olympia’s Westside; or at The Thurston County Fair website or office. Fill out the form completely following the detailed instructions on the back of the entry form as shown in 2 and 3 below. Entry forms will also be available on both Friday, July 26, 4pm to 7 pm and Saturday, July 27, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Photo Entry Desk in the Hobbies/Craft Building, Thurston County Fairgrounds. Deliver your prints as detailed in 4, below.
  2. Exhibitor number is the first letter of your last name plus the last 4 numbers of your Social Security Number or phone number. Any 4 digit number may be substituted for the last 4 of your Social Security Number.
  3. Enter the following in the upper left corner on the back of EACH PRINT mount. (Prints will become separated from the entry form.) This information is essential:
    • Title of your print
    • Your exhibitor number (see #2 above)
    • Your full name
    • Your complete address
    • Your phone number
    • Lot and class
    • Print number (taken from the line on the entry form)
  4. From July 1st until July 24th prints may be delivered to: OLYMPIA FRAMEMAKERS 1822 Harrison Ave, Olympia; BEARD’S FRAMING, Fred Meyer Shopping Center, Lacey. Prints may also be delivered to the Photo Entry Desk in the Hobbies/Craft Building, Thurston County Fairgrounds on Friday, July 26 between 4pm to 7pm, AND Saturday, July 27 between 10am and 4pm.

RULES

  1. The exhibitor of the picture must be the original maker of the image.
  2. Prints will be accepted only on the Saturday prior to the Fair between the hours of 10am and 4pm. Early entries will be accepted as in #4, above.
  3. Prints entered MUST be identified with the following information printed clearly in the upper left corner on the BACK of each print mount.
    (see #3, above).
  4. Any print with any identifying words or logo on the front will be disqualified from judging and "Peoples Choice" awards but will still be displayed at the fair.
  5. All exhibits must be mounted and/or matted. Foam core mounts and/ or matte board style is preferred. Framed prints and prints mounted with glass will not be accepted.
  6. No hooks or wires are to be placed on the back of the print mounts.
  7. A maximum of 8 prints will be accepted from each exhibitor. A maximum of 5 prints may be entered in any one "Lot" within a CLASS.
  8. The minimum entry size is 8" x 10" and the maximum entry size is 16" x 24". Entry sizes will be measured, including matte (if applicable). Odd sized entries are acceptable so long as the shortest side is no longer than 16" and the longest side is no more than 24". Panorama images are an exception to this rule but may not exceed a 12" x 36" measurement.
  9. An entry may contain multiple images on one mat or mount so long as dimensions in rule #8 are not exceeded. Multiple image entries will be judged as a single entry.
  10. Hand colored black and white prints are acceptable in the Black and White category, so long as there is only one color in addition to black and white. Any entry with two or more additional colors will be considered a color print.
  11. An exhibitor may not make multiple copies of an image and enter them into different lots.
  12. Any print previously entered in the Thurston County Fair Division E - Photography (Open) may not again be entered or exhibited.
  13. Following acceptance of prints, the prints will be judged the following day, Sunday, July 28th at 10am. Exhibitors may attend the judging so long as exhibitors in no way interfere with the judging process. Judges are encouraged to talk about the images and give feed back to the audience if applicable.
  14. Admission tickets to the Fair are not provided to exhibitors.
  15. Ribbons will be awarded to winners. All ribbons will be posted with the print on exhibit. Other prizes, if available, may be awarded during the Fair.
  16. Exhibits must be picked up at the Photo Exhibit desk in the Hobbies/Crafts
    building, Thurston County Fairgrounds on SUNDAY August 4th 2019, the closing day of the Fair, between the hours of 8pm and 9pm or on Monday following the Fair closing between 4 and 7pm. Entries will NOT be mailed to exhibitors. Entries will NOT be returned to the camera shops. Following the Monday after the fair’s closing, prints must be picked up at the main office of the Thurston County Fairgrounds.
  17. All precautions possible will be taken with entries. The Fair or its volunteers cannot be held responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged exhibits.
  18. As this is an exhibit for all age groups consideration should be given as to the content of an image; the Superintendent reserves the right to disqualify and withhold from display any photograph he/she deems inappropriate for a family fair.

SECTIONS, CLASSES, LOTS.

SECTIONS are:

A - Adult
J – Junior (less than 13 years old as of January 1, present year)
T – Teen (between the age of 13 and 18 as of January 1, present year)

  1. P

Open Class Home Arts

​OPEN CLASS HOME ARTS
Karen Grundler - Superintendent (360) 412-4017
Gail Tracy – Superintendent (360) 292-9530
Miriam Edwards – Superintendent (360) 493-1518
Barbara Ridgeway - Superintendent (360) 943-8399

Entry Times:

  • Sunday July 21, 1pm to 5pm
  • Monday, July 22, 12pm to 7pm
    • Open Class Home Arts
    • Division F Needle Arts
    • Division G Quilts
    • Division H Open Class Sewing
    • Division I Fiber Arts
    • Division L Beverages
    • Division K Food Preservation except Honey may also be entered
  • Monday, July 29, 1pm - 7pm
    • Division J Baking
    • Division K Food Preservation including Honey

NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED
(Please use a separate entry form for Divisions J, K, and/or L)

PLEASE READ RULES AND CLASS/LOT INFORMATION CAREFULLY:

  1. Please refer to the General Rules and Regulations of the Thurston County
    Fair. NO ITEMS will be accepted or premiums awarded for items which have been previously exhibited at the Thurston County Fair in any division. 4-H’ers may not enter the same item that they exhibit in 4-H.
  2. Articles must be finished within the last two years.
  3. No award will be given unless the article is worthy. Items not CLEAN, PRESSED, ODOR FREE and in GOOD condition will not be accepted, or will be disqualified.
  4. The Fair will make every attempt to display all items entered; however, some articles may not be displayed, or only be partially displayed.
  5. Only two entries of the same type will be accepted for entry in any class or lot Items in question will be referred to the superintendents. Their decision is FINAL.
  6. Exhibits will be judged using the Danish system according to standards of Blue, Red and White ribbons. Judge’s decision is final.
  7. Cash premiums may be awarded to Blue and Red ribbon winners. Ribbons only will be given for White awards.
  8. No one judging a Division may enter in that Division.
  9. No cross entries.
  10. Any home arts entries determined by the judges to be NOT made by exhibitor, will be disqualified and all other home arts entries entered by that exhibitor will also be disqualified and removed from show.
  11. Please cover all names on all entries.
  12. Exhibits must be removed on Monday, August 5 between 1pm – 7pm.

EXHIBITOR NUMBER

Your exhibitor number is first letter of last name followed by last four digits of phone number or any four digit number of your choosing followed by a designator of:

D = Disabled, any person regardless of age with mental or physical disability
Y = Youth, 18 and younger
H = Homemaker Award

SPECIAL HOMEMAKER AWARD - must make known at time of entry

This special award will be given to a homemaker with a variety of skills. The award given will be in addition to the regular ribbons and premiums awarded in the Home Arts Department.

RULES:

  1. The winner of this award will be excluded from future competitions for this award only, for three consecutive years.
  2. Articles must be finished within the last two years.
  3. Participant must enter in at least 5 of the 7 Divisions listed in the Home Arts Department: Needle Art, Quilting, Clothing, Fiber Art, Baking, Food Preservation and Beverages.
  4. Winner will be decided by total points; however, at least one Blue ribbon in 5 of the 7 divisions must be awarded to qualify. The Exhibitor’s Guide states, for each lot entered, the points for Blue and Red ribbons.
  5. In the event of a tie, the Superintendent will decide according to the complexity and workmanship of the articles entered.
  6. A cash prize of $50.00 will be awarded.
New For 2019

​NEW FOR 2019

OPEN CLASS QUILTED TABLE RUNNER CONTEST - People’s Choice cumulative vote
Sponsored by Quiltmakers of Olympia Quilt Guild

All QUILTED TABLE RUNNERS
Entered in Division G – Quilts
Class 10 – Other Quilted Items
Lot A – Table Runner

Construction, creativity and embellishment will be considered by the public. Both adult and youth (18 and under) are eligible to enter. Throughout the fair, attendees may vote for their favorite Quilted Table Runner. At the end of the fair, the winning Table Runners will be determined by a total count of the People’s Choice votes. Quiltmakers of Olympia will award a $50 gift certificate and a 1-year membership for Quiltmakers of Olympia to the winner.

Contact Kristin Retlin phone: 973-723-4791 or email: Kristin.retlin@gmail.com with questions or for more information.

Division F - Home Arts Needle Arts

​DIVISION F - HOME ARTS NEEDLE ARTS

Entry times: Sunday July 21, 1-5pm or Monday July 22, 12-7pm
Pick-up time: Monday August 5, 1-7pm

*DIVISION F - Y = Youth age 18 and younger
All work to be done by the exhibitor.

CLASS 1 - NEEDLEPOINT
Judging based on appearance, design and workmanship.       
POINTS: BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Picture under 14"
  2. Picture over 14"
  3. Pillow
  4. Stool or Chair cover
  5. Key Chain
  6. F Jewelry
  7. Any one other

CLASS 2 - TATTING & LACEMAKING
Judging based on appearance and workmanship
POINTS: BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Centerpiece or doily
  2. Handkerchief
  3. Lunch cloth, tablecloth or placemats
  4. Pillow cases, tatted or lace edge
  5. Battenberg
  6. Knitted
  7. Bobbin lace
  8. Runner - bed, table, sofa/love seat etc.
  9. Mixed Techniques J Other

CLASS 3 - CREATIVE EMBROIDERY & STITCHERY BY HAND
Judging based on appearance, design and workmanship.
(Cut work, Cross Stitch, Hardanger, Smocking, Hand Embroidery, Needle Punch, etc.)
POINTS: BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Centerpiece
  2. Dress or Clothing
  3. Dresser scarf
  4. Guest towels, set of two
  5. Lunch cloth
  6. Picture or wall hanging, over 16" (longest dimension)
  7. Picture (or wall hanging), under 16" (longest dimension)
  8. Pillow
  9. Pillow cases
  10. Placemats, set of 2
  11. Tablecloth
  12. Towels, set of 2
  13. Beadwork
  14. Jewelry
  15. Silk embroidery
  16. Mixed techniques
  17. Runner - bed, table, sofa/love seat etc.
  18. One other

​CLASS 4 - FREE MOTION MACHINE EMBROIDERY
This class limited to work done FREE MOTION on a sewing machine designed for normal sewing. Additional lots may be assigned by Superintendent as needed.

Judging based on stitch quality, structural design and finishing    

POINTS: BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Thread painting - straight stitch
  2. Thread painting - side stitch
  3. Thread painting - combo straight/side
  4. Cutwork
  5. Bobbin work
  6. Lace making
  7. Trapunto
  8. Beading
  9. Mixed-media (Hand painted background with thread enhancement, stamping, dying, etc.)
  10. Manipulated fabric color (i.e. crayons, paint sticks, hand dying, etc.)
  11. Design enhancement (i.e. highlighting, thread sketching, etc.)
  12. Silk ribbon by machine
  13. Mini art quilts (i.e. using heavy doublesided fusible stabilizers, or batting)
  14. Free motion quilting
  15. Appliqué
  16. Other technique

CLASS 5 - PROGRAMMED STITCHES OR NON-FREE MOTION
(Computerized Machine Embroidery)
This class limited to work done NON-FREE MOTION with either a sewing machine designed for normal sewing, or on a special embellishment machine.  (Programmed stitches, cams, computer cassettes)
Judging based on stitch quality, structural design and finishing

POINTS: BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

LOT 

  1. Quilt
  2. Wall Hanging
  3. Embellished garment, constructed by exhibitor
  4. Embellished garment, ready made
  5. Table linens (e.g. table cloth, napkins, placements)
  6. Kitchen décor/accessories
  7. Bedroom décor
  8. Bathroom décor
  9. Holiday
  10. Runner - bed, table, sofa/love seat etc.

CLASS 6 - HAND KNITTING
Judging based on appearance and workmanship.

POINTS:

  • Lots A-C
    • Blue - 20  Red - 15  White - RIB
  • Lots D-Q
    • Blue - 15  Red - 10  White - RIB

LOT

  1. Coat, women’s
  2. Dress, women’s one or two piece
  3. Sweater, adult
  4. Booties or cap, infant’s or child’s
  5. Centerpiece
  6. Dress, infant or child
  7. Gloves or mittens
  8. Pillow
  9. Shawl, bed jacket or stole
  10. Sweater or jacket, infant or child
  11. Sweater set, infant’s or child’s (3-5 pieces)
  12. Vest
  13. Hat
  14. Socks
  15. Beadwork
  16. Scarf
  17. Any one other

CLASS 7 - MACHINE KNITTING
Judging based on appearance and workmanship.

POINTS: BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB 

LOT

  1. Dress, one piece
  2. Dress, two piece
  3. Sweater
  4. Poncho
  5. Afghan
  6. Gloves
  7. Cap
  8. Scarf
  9. Socks
  10. Necktie
  11. Beadwork

​CLASS 8 - CROCHETING
Judging based on appearance and workmanship.

POINTS:

  • Lots A-C
    • BLUE - 20  RED- 15  WHITE -  RIB
  • Lots D-W
    • BLUE - 15  RED- 10  WHITE -  RIB

LOT

  1. Coat
  2. Dress or suit
  3. Sweater, adult
  4. Buffet or vanity set
  5. Centerpiece
  6. Doily
  7. Dresser scarf
  8. Gloves or mittens
  9. Pillow
  10. Pillow cases, crochet edging, set of two
  11. Placemats, set of two
  12. Poncho, stole or shrug
  13. Dress, child’s or infant’s
  14. Sweater set, child’s or infant’s (3-5 pieces)
  15. Lunch cloth table runner
  16. Kitchen Items
  17. Vest
  18. Hat
  19. Beadwork
  20. Jewelry
  21. Scarf
  22. Booties or baby accessories
  23. Runner - bed, table, sofa/love seat etc.
  24. One other

CLASS 9 - APPLIQUE
Judging based on appearance, design and workmanship.

POINTS: BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB   

LOT

  1. Apron
  2. Table Cloth
  3. Placemat(s)
  4. Pillow case(s)
  5. Table Topper
  6. Table Runner , bed runner, sofa/love seat runner etc.
  7. Tea towel(s)
  8. Towel(s)
  9. Pillow
  10. Pillow – Holiday
  11. Any one other

CLASS 10 – AFGHANS, LAP ROBES & THROWS
Judging based on appearance and workmanship.

POINTS: BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB    

LOT

  1. Crocheted
  2. Knitted
  3. Machine knitted
  4. Afghan stitch
  5. Afghan with embroidery
  6. Faux Chenille
  7. Mixed techniques
  8. One other different kind

CLASS 11 - BEDSPREADS
Judging based on appearance and workmanship.

POINTS:

  • King/Queen/Double
    • BLUE - 25  RED - 20  WHITE - RIB
  • Single/Youth/Crib
    • BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Crocheted
  2. Knitted
  3. Pieced
  4. Appliquéd
  5. Embroidery 
  6. Machine knit
  7. Commercial preprint
  8. One other different kind

CLASS 12 - RUGS
Judging based on appearance, design and workmanship.

POINTS: BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB   

LOT

  1. Braided
  2. Crochet
  3. Hooked
  4. Needle-punch
  5. Needlepoint
  6. Cross stitch
  7. Any one other

CLASS 13 – MISCELLANEOUS NEEDLEWORK
Judging based on appearance, design and workmanship.

POINTS: 

LOT

  • Doll (Crocheted, knitted or machine knitted):
    • BLUE - 12  RED - 9  WHITE - RIB
  • Toy or animal (Crocheted, knitted or machine knitted)
    • BLUE - 12  RED - 9  WHITE - RIB
  • Holiday novelty, any holiday
    • BLUE - 10  RED - 7  WHITE - RIB
  • Plastic canvas
    • BLUE - 10  RED - 7  WHITE - RIB
  • Doll clothes (Crochet, Knit, Machine Knit)
    • BLUE - 10  RED - 7  WHITE - RIB
  • Any one other
    • BLUE - 10  RED - 7  WHITE - RIB 
Division G - Home Arts Quilts

Entry times: Sunday July 21, 1-5pm or Monday July 22, 12-7pm
Pick-up time: Monday August 5, 1-7pm

*DIVISION G - Y = Youth age 18 and younger
*DIVISION G - 1 = Quilted by Another
*DIVISION G - 2 = Quilted by Exhibitor

Please cover exhibitor names on labels.
Judging based on Appearance, design & creativity and workmanship.

CLASS 1 - HAND PIECED & HAND QUILTED

POINTS:

  1. King/Queen:  BLUE - 30  RED - 25  WHITE - RIB
  2. Double/Single:  BLUE - 25  RED - 20  WHITE - RIB
  3. Youth/Crib:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Pieced quilt, (cotton, wool, silk etc.)
  2. Whole Cloth (plain, or or commercial pre- printed)
  3. Hand Appliquéd quilt
  4. Machine Appliquéd quilt
  5. Hand Embroidered quilt
  6. Machine Embroidered quilt
  7. Mixed technique quilt
  8. One other

CLASS 2 - MACHINE PIECED & HAND QUILTED

POINTS:

  1. King/Queen:  BLUE - 25  RED - 20  WHITE - RIB
  2. Double/Single:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB
  3. Youth/Crib:  BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Pieced quilt, (cotton, wool, silk etc.)
  2. Whole Cloth (plain, or or commercial pre- printed)
  3. Hand Appliquéd quilt
  4. Machine Appliquéd quilt
  5. Hand Embroidered quilt
  6. Machine Embroidered quilt
  7. Mixed technique quilt
  8. One other


CLASS 3 - HAND PIECED & MACHINE QUILTED

POINTS:

  1. King/Queen:  BLUE - 25  RED - 20  WHITE - RIB
  2. Double/Single:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB
  3. Youth/Crib:  BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Pieced quilt, (cotton, wool, silk etc.)
  2. Whole Cloth (plain, or commercial pre-printed)
  3. Hand Appliquéd quilt
  4. Machine Appliquéd quilt
  5. Hand Embroidered quilt
  6. Machine Embroidered quilt
  7. Mixed technique quilt
  8. One other

CLASS 4 - MACHINE PIECED & MACHINE QUILTED

POINTS:

  1. King/Queen:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB
  2. Double/Single:  BLUE - 17  RED - 12  WHITE - RIB
  3. Youth/crib:  BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Pieced quilt, (cotton, wool, silk etc.)
  2. Whole Cloth (plain, or commercial pre-printed)
  3. Hand Appliquéd quilt
  4. Machine Appliquéd quilt
  5. Hand Embroidered quilt
  6. Machine Embroidered quilt
  7. Mixed technique quilt
  8. One other

CLASS 5 - QUILTS TIED

POINTS:

  1. King/Queen:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB
  2. Double/Single:  BLUE - 17  RED - 12  WHITE - RIB
  3. Youth/Crib:  BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Pieced quilt, (cotton, wool, silk etc.)
  2. Whole Cloth (plain, or commercial pre-printed)
  3. Hand Appliquéd quilt
  4. Machine Appliquéd quilt
  5. Hand Embroidered quilt
  6. Machine Embroidered quilt
  7. Mixed technique quilt
  8. One other

CLASS 6 – ART QUILT

POINTS:

  1. Wall hangings over 9 sq. ft.:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB
  2. Wall Hangings under 9 sq. ft.:  BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Original Design
  2. Commercial Pattern
  3. Internet Inspired – Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram etc.
  4. Kit
  5. Other – specify

CLASS 7 - WALL HANGINGS - Hand or Machine Quilted

POINTS:

  1. Wall hangings over 9 sq. ft. 20 15 RIB
  2. Wall Hangings under 9 sq. ft. 15 10 RIB

LOT

  1. Pieced - hand or machine
  2. Applique - hand or machine
  3. Embroidered - hand or machine
  4. Whole Cloth - plain or commercial pre-printed
  5. Mixed Techniques
  6. One Other

CLASS 8 - PILLOW - Hand or Machine Quilted

POINTS:  BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Pieced - hand or machine
  2. Appliqued - hand or machine
  3. Embroidered - hand or machine
  4. Whole Cloth - plain or commercial pre-printed
  5. Mixed Technique
  6. One Other

CLASS 9 - MINIATURES - Hand or Machine Quilted

POINTS:  BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Pieced - hand or machine
  2. Appliqued - hand or machine
  3. Embroidered - hand or machine
  4. Whole Cloth - plain or commercial pre-printed
  5. Mixed Technique F One Other

CLASS 10 - OTHER QUILTED ITEMS

POINTS:  BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Table Runner
  2. Table Topper
  3. Bed Runner
  4. Sofa or Love Seat Runner
  5. Holiday
  6. One other

CLASS 11 - QUILTS MADE BY GROUPS OR ORGANIZATIONS

POINTS:

  1.  King/Queen:  BLUE - 25  RED - 20  WHITE - RIB
  2. Double/Single:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB
  3. Youth/Crib:  BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Pieced quilt, (cotton, wool, silk etc.)
  2. Whole Cloth (plain, or commercial pre-printed)
  3. Hand Appliquéd quilt
  4. Machine Appliquéd quilt
  5. Hand Embroidered quilt
  6. Machine Embroidered quilt
  7. Mixed technique quilt
  8. One other
Division H - Home Arts Sewing

​Entry times: Sunday July 21, 1-5pm or Monday July 22, 12-7pm
Pick-up time: Monday August 5, 1-7pm
*DIVISION H - Y = Youth age 18 and younger
Judging based on appearance, design and workmanship.

CLASS 1 - CLOTHING

POINTS:

A-C:  BLUE - 30  RED - 25  WHITE - RIB

D:  BLUE - 25  RED - 20  WHITE - RIB

E-W:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Evening and bridal wear
  2. Tailored suit
  3. Tailored coat or jacket
  4. Non-tailored suit, coat or jacket
  5. Dresses
  6. Jeans, slacks, shorts
  7. Shirt or blouse
  8. Night wear and lingerie
  9. Vest
  10. Outdoor wear
  11. Active wear (sweatshirts, T-shirts)
  12. Child’s dress or jumper
  13. Child’s blouse or shirt
  14. Child’s jeans, slacks or shorts
  15. Child’s coat
  16. Baby garments
  17. Recycled clothing
  18. Clothing made from pre-quilted fabric
  19. Stretch/active wear
  20. Christening dress
  21. Skirt
  22. Clothing made from pre-printed fabric-commercial
  23. Apron
  24. Other

CLASS 2 – SERGER

Lots and Points same as Class 1

CLASS 3 - EMBELLISHED GARMENTS

POINTS:

  1. Sub-lot 1 (Constructed by entrant):  BLUE - 25  RED - 20  WHITE - RIB
  2. Sub-lot 2 (Ready made garment):  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Appliqué
  2. Hand embroidery
  3. Automatic machine embroidery
  4. Free-motion machine embroidery
  5. Quilting techniques
  6. Combination of techniques
  7. Manipulated design (i.e. pleating, woven strips, smocking)
  8. Surface design (i.e. stenciling, painting, dying, marbling)
  9. Faux Chenille
  10. Mixed media e.g. knit & leather, fabric w/knit and or leather
  11. Other techniques, specify

CLASS 4 - HOME DECOR

POINTS:  BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Christmas & holiday decor
  2. Baskets, lined (must be sewn)
  3. Pillow
  4. Pillow Case(s)
  5. Curtains
  6. Table linens
  7. Pot Holder - set of 2
  8. Microwave Bowl(s)
  9. Table Runner, bed runner, sofa/love seat runner etc.
  10. Candle Mat
  11. Mug Rug
  12. Other

CLASS 5 - MISCELLANEOUS SEWING

POINTS:   BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Toys & dolls
  2. Totes & purses
  3. Doll clothes
  4. Costume
  5. Recycled
  6. Scarves, ties, belts, hats
  7. Faux Chenille technique
  8. Other
Division I - Home Arts Fiber Arts

​Entry times: Sunday July 21, 1-5pm or Monday July 22, 12-7pm
Pick-up time: Monday August 5, 1-7pm
*DIVISION I - Y = Youth age 18 and younger
Judging based on appearance, design and workmanship.

CLASS - 1 HANDWEAVING with COMMERCIAL YARN

POINTS:

Lot A-B:  BLUE - 30  RED - 25  WHITE - RIB

Lot C-P:  BLUE - 25  RED - 20  WHITE -  RIB

Lot Q-S:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Jacket or coat
  2. Other constructed garment
  3. Shawl, stole or poncho
  4. Wall hanging or tapestry
  5. Pillow
  6. Afghan or blanket
  7. Table scarf or runner
  8. Bed Runner
  9. Sofa/ love seat runner
  10. Placemats (sets of two min)
  11. Rug
  12. Yardage, commercial yarn
  13. Bath linens
  14. Table linens (tablecloth, napkins)
  15. Kitchen linens (towel, dish cloth, & accessories)
  16. Scarf
  17. Basket (natural materials, pine needles, felt, gourd, cedar etc.)
  18. Toys (children)
  19. Toys (pet)
  20. Braiding (e.g. Kumihimo)
  21. Other

CLASS 2 - HANDSPINNING COMMERCIALLY PREPARED FIBER
(e.g. professionally washed and carded or from roving, brick, etc.)
Attach min. 3" (finished) sample showing intended use of yarn. Entry times: Sunday July 21, 1-5pm or Monday July 22, 12-7pm
Pick-up time: Monday August 5, 1-7pm

POINTS:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Handspun wool
  2. Handspun mohair
  3. Handspun angora
  4. Handspun silk
  5. Handspun alpaca
  6. Handspun exotic fiber (animal, plant or man made, e.g. camel, soysilk, tencel)
  7. Handspun cotton
  8. Handspun flax
  9. Handspun other plant fiber
  10. Handspun mixed animal fiber
  11. Handspun mixed other fibers
  12. Handspun Chieangora (all breeds of dog hair)
  13. Handspun novelty yarn (slub,knot,cable, Navaho plied)
  14. Handspun commercially dyed
  15. Handspun hand dyed
  16. Other

CLASS 3 - HANDSPINNING HAND PREPARED FIBER
Attach min. 3" (finished) sample showing intended use of yarn.

POINTS:  BLUE - 25  RED - 20  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Handspun wool
  2. Handspun mohair
  3. Handspun angora
  4. Handspun silk (prepared by spinner from cocoons)
  5. Handspun alpaca
  6. Handspun exotic fiber (animal or plant, e.g. camel)
  7. Handspun cotton
  8. Handspun flax
  9. Handspun other plant fiber
  10. Handspun mixed animal fiber
  11. Handspun mixed other fiber
  12. Handspun Chieangora (all breeds of dog hair)
  13. Handspun novelty yarn (slub, knots, cable, Navaho plied)
  14. Handspun commercially dyed
  15. Handspun hand dyed yarn
  16. Other

​CLASS 4 - SPINDLE SPINNING
Yarn spun by exhibitor with any type fiber
Attach mini-skein of yarn.

POINTS:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Drop Spindle
  2. Floor Supported Spindle
  3. Cross Supported (Turkish)
  4. Thigh Spun

CLASS 5 - KNITTED ARTICLES, HANDSPUN YARN
Yarn spun by exhibitor
Attach mini-skein of yarn, if possible.

POINTS:

Lots A-D:  BLUE - 30  RED - 25  WHITE - RIB

Lots E-V:  BLUE - 25  RED - 20  WHITE - RIB

Lots W-Y:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Jacket or coat, adult
  2. Sweater, pullover, adult
  3. Sweater, cardigan, adult
  4. Other garment or set, adult
  5. Shawl, stole or poncho
  6. Jacket or coat, child or infant
  7. Pullover sweater, child or infant
  8. Cardigan sweater, child or infant
  9. Other garment or set, child or infant
  10. Slippers, adult
  11. Booties, slippers, child or infant
  12. Gloves or mittens
  13. Vest
  14. Hat or cap
  15. Scarf
  16. Socks
  17. Rug
  18. Purse or bag
  19. Pillow
  20. Afghan, lap robe or blanket
  21. Doily or tablecloth
  22. Toys, pet
  23. Toys, children
  24. Dish cloth, pot holder
  25. Runner - bed, table, sofa/love seat etc.
  26. Other

CLASS 6 - CROCHETED ARTICLES, HANDSPUN YARN
Yarn spun by exhibitor
Attach mini-skein of yarn.

POINTS:

Lots A-D:  BLUER - 30  RED - 25  WHITE - RIB

Lots E-V:  BLUE - 25  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

Lots W-Y:  BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Jacket or coat, adult
  2. Sweater, pullover, adult
  3. Sweater, cardigan, adult
  4. Other garment or set, adult
  5. Shawl, stole or poncho
  6. Jacket or coat, child or infant
  7. Pullover sweater, child or infant
  8. Cardigan sweater, child or infant
  9. Other garment or set, child or infant
  10. Slippers, shoes, adult
  11. Booties, slippers, child or infant
  12. Gloves or mittens
  13. Vest
  14. Hat or cap
  15. Scarf
  16. Socks
  17. Rug
  18. Purse or bag
  19. Pillow
  20. Afghan, lap robe or blanket
  21. Doily or tablecloth
  22. Toys, pet
  23. Toys, children
  24. Dish cloth, pot holder
  25. Runner - bed, table, sofa/love seat etc.
  26. Other

CLASS 7 HANDWEAVING with HANDSPUN YARN
Sample mini-skein of yarn to accompany each exhibit.

POINTS:

Lot A-B:  BLUE - 30  RED - 25  WHITE - RIB

Lot C-P:  BLUE - 25  RED - 20  WHITE - RIB

Lot Q-S:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Jacket or coat
  2. Other constructed garment
  3. Shawl, stole or poncho
  4. Wall hanging or tapestry
  5. Pillow
  6. Afghan or blanket
  7. Table scarf
  8. Placemats (sets of 2 min)
  9. Rug
  10. Yardage
  11. Bath linens
  12. Table linens (tablecloth, napkins)
  13. Kitchen linens (towel, dish cloth, & accessories)
  14. Scarf
  15. Basket (natural materials)
  16. Toys (children)
  17. Toys (pet)
  18. Braiding (e.g. Kumihimo)
  19. Runner - bed, table, sofa/love seat etc.
  20. Other

​CLASS 8 - FELTING

POINTS:

Lots A-D, H-K, O:  BLUE - 30  RED - 25  WHITE - RIB
Lots E-G , L-N, P-R:  BLUE - 25  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Hand felted garment
  2. Hand felted wall hanging
  3. Hand felted slippers, shoes
  4. Hand felted purse or bag
  5. Hand felted other item
  6. Hand felted child’s toy
  7. Hand felted pet toy
  8. Machine felted garment
  9. Machine felted wall hanging
  10. Machine felted slippers, shoes
  11. Machine felted purse or bag
  12. Machine felted other item
  13. Machine felted child’s toy
  14. Machine felted pet toy
  15. Needle felted home décor
  16. Needle felted other item
  17. Needle felted pet toy
  18. Needle felted Child’s toy

CLASS 9 - RUG HOOKING USING HANDSPUN
Yarn spun by exhibitor

POINTS:

Lots B, E, & H:  BLUE - 30  RED - 25  WHITE - RIB

ALL OTHER LOTS:  BLUE - 25  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Punch hook, commercial design rug or wall hanging
  2. Punch hook, original design rug or wall hanging
  3. Punch hook, any one other item
  4. Locker hook, commercial design rug or wall hanging
  5. Locker hook, original design rug or wall hanging
  6. Locker hook, any one other item
  7. Nantucket hook, commercial design rug or wall hanging
  8. Nantucket hook, original design rug or wall hanging
  9. Nantucket hook, any one other item
  10. Other

CLASS 10 - OTHER NEEDLEWORK USING HANDSPUN
Yarn spun by exhibitor

POINTS:  BLUE - 30  RED - 25  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Embroidery, Crewel or canvas work
  2. Lace (bobbin, tatting, knit, crochet)
  3. Knitted article from roving
  4. Crocheted article from roving
  5. Other
Division J - Home Arts Baking

​ENTRY TIMES: BAKING ENTRIES will be accepted Monday, July 29, 1 - 7pm only.
NO LATE ENTRIES Accepted.
PICK-UP FOR RIBBONS or prizes – MONDAY August 5, 1-7pm
*DIVISION J - Y = Youth age 18 and younger

Please refer to the General Rules and Regulations of the Thurston County Fair.

ENTRY TIMES: BAKING ENTRIES will be accepted Monday, July 30, 3 - 7pm only. NO LATE ENTRIES.

RULES:

  1. Only two entries in any one lot.
  2. No commercial mixes may be used except in special indicated lots or for Decorated Cakes or Cupcakes.
  3. Include recipe on a 3x5 file card. Print exhibitor number in upper right corner. YOUTH (under 18) must list age. Recipes become the property of the Open Class Home Arts Department.
  4. Pies should be exhibited in disposable covered container. Do not enter pies made with dairy or egg products which require refrigeration.
  5. All food entries become the property of the Fair and will not be returned.
  6. A single recipe cannot be entered more than once within one family.
  7. The same recipe cannot be used two years in a row.

If you wish to receive your ribbons and judging sheets and are not available to pick them up on Monday following the fair, please provide a self addressed, business size envelope with 2 oz. postage

PLEASE INDICATE IF ENTRIES ARE FOR THE FOLLOWING AWARDS:

WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION OF WHEAT GROWERS BAKING AWARD
To promote the use of wheat products in the Baking Category

RED STAR YEAST AWARD
A variety of baking aids will be awarded in Open Class Baking to youth and adult entries.

OLYMPIA BEE KEEPERS ASSOCIATION
Honey must be used as the only sweetener with no processed sugars such as white, brown or powdered

​CLASS 1 - YEAST BREAD
Judging based on appearance, texture, aroma and flavor
l/4 loaf (with end crust) or three rolls - Include recipe

POINTS:  BLUE - 15  RED - 10  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. White
  2. Whole Wheat
  3. French, Rye or Sourdough
  4. Dinner rolls
  5. Sweet rolls/pastries
  6. Specialty bread
  7. Holiday bread
  8. Diet restricted (for gluten intolerance; diabetes, or allergies - specify on recipe card)
  9. Bread maker
  10. One other

CLASS 2 - QUICK BREAD
Judging based on appearance, texture, aroma and flavor
l/4 loaf (with end crust) or 4 muffin/biscuit - Include recipe

POINTS:  BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Fruit
  2. Nut
  3. Vegetable
  4. Coffee Cake
  5. Muffins
  6. Biscuits
  7. Healthy Choice (five grams fat or less & 150 calories or less per serving)
  8. Made from a mix + two or more extra ingredients
  9. Diet restricted - (for gluten intolerance; diabetes, or allergies - specify on recipe card)
  10. Any one other

CLASS 3 - CAKE
Judging based on appearance, texture, aroma and flavor
l/4 cake - frosted or plain - Include recipe\

POINTS:  BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Angel Food, Chiffon or Sponge
  2. Chocolate
  3. Fruit (applesauce, etc.)
  4. Vegetable (carrot, etc.)
  5. Pound
  6. White or yellow
  7. Cupcakes
  8. Made from a mix + 2 or more extra ingredients
  9. Diet restricted - (for gluten intolerance; diabetes, or allergies - specify on recipe card)
  10. Any one other

​CLASS 4 - CANDY
Judging based on appearance, texture, aroma and flavor
Four Pieces Each Entry - Include recipe

POINTS:  BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Divinity
  2. Fondant
  3. Caramel
  4. Peanut brittle
  5. Fudge, chocolate
  6. Fudge, non-chocolate
  7. Penuche
  8. Fancy
  9. Molded
  10. Diet restricted (for gluten intolerance; diabetes, or allergies - specify on recipe card)
  11. Granola (1/2 cup), trail mix (1/2 cup) etc.
  12. One other

CLASS 5 - COOKIES
Judging based on appearance, texture, aroma and flavor
Four cookies each entry - Include recipe

POINTS:   BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Bar
  2. Drop
  3. Chocolate Chip
  4. Shaped or pressed
  5. Filled
  6. Decorated
  7. Biscotti
  8. Healthy choice (3 grams or less fat & 100 calories or less per serving)
  9. Partner cookie, baked by an adult and child. Please list age of child.
  10. Diet Restricted (May be from a mix with two or more added ingredients) ) (for gluten intolerance; diabetes, or allergies - specify on recipe card)
  11. One other

CLASS 6 - PIES
Judging based on appearance, texture, aroma and flavor
Use Disposable covered container. No pies that require refrigeration will be accepted. Include recipe.

POINTS:  BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Apple
  2. Berry
  3. Cherry
  4. Peach
  5. Pear
  6. Tarts
  7. Hand Held Pastries (3)
  8. One other

CLASS 7 - BAKING WITH HONEY
Judging based on appearance, texture, aroma and flavor
Honey must be used as the only sweetener with no processed sugars such as white, brown, or powdered.
Include recipe.

POINTS:   BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Yeast Bread
  2. Quick Bread
  3. Cake
  4. Candy
  5. Cookies
  6. Pies
  7. Other

CLASS 8 - DECORATED CAKES or DECORATED CUPCAKES
Real cake does not have to be used as a base. Cake or cupcakes (3) will NOT be cut. Judging based on execution, originality, color coordination, and appearance ONLY

POINTS:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Birthday B Holiday
  2. Fair Mascot
  3. Wedding
  4. One other
  5. Professional
Division K - Home Arts Food Preservation

​*DIVISION K - Y = Youth age 18 and younger

ENTRY TIMES:

  • Sunday July 21, 1-5pm
  • Monday July 22, 12-7pm
  • Monday, July 29, 3 - 7pm
  • Honey may be entered Monday, July 29, 12 – 7pm ONLY
  • Pick-up time: Monday August 5, 1-7pm

RULES – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

  1. Jars - Entries must be exhibited in Standard clear canning jars, except for vinegar.
  2. Lids - Standard two-piece vacuum caps and lids must be used. Remove screw bands before entry.
  3. Processing methods should follow the current WSU bulletins No. PNW 172 Canning Vegetables, PNW 300 Canning Tomato Products, PNW 194 Canning Seafood, PNW 199 Canning Fruits, PNW 355 Pickling Vegetables, PNW 361 Canning Meat, Poultry & Game, PNW 395 Salsa Recipes for Canning, EB 1665 Let’s Preserve Jelly, Jam and Spreads  includes syrups), WSU Extension, Thurston County (867-2172), or The Ball Blue Book 2010 or later. The USDA guide available at http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/publications/publications_usda.html is also an acceptable recipe source. Recipe cards must be included (as indicated at lot description), as well as label information with name of publication used for canning listed (Pectin manufacturer recipe inserts are acceptable).
  4. All products will be judged by the above references. Jars without labels and processing time and method, under-processed foods, or foods not listed in above references will not be accepted or will be disqualified.
  5. Each exhibit must be processed after August 1 of previous year and labeled. Include on the label:
    1. name of product
    2. processing method (pressure or boiling water)
    3. method of packing (hot or cold & pretreatment)
    4. amount of time processed
    5. date of processing
    6. for tomatoes -amount of citric acid or lemon juice added
    7. publication used
  6. In the interest of safety, YOUTH entrants MUST be assisted by an adult in hot processing. Recipe chosen and appropriate execution of preparation and packaging done by YOUTH entrant.
  7. Can seafood, salsa, and relish in half-pint or pint jars only.
  8. All jams and jellies must be exhibited in half-pint or pint jars only. We can no longer accept jams and jellies in pot-belly jelly jars.

Judging based on appearance, container, label information and pack.

POINTS:  BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB

CLASS 1 - CANNED FRUITS

CLASS 2 - CANNED VEGETABLES

CLASS 3 - PICKLES AND SAUCES

LOT

  1. Sauces
  2. Pickles - fruit
  3. Pickles - vegetable (-recipe)
  4. Pickles - mixed (-recipe if part vegetable)
  5. Relishes (-recipe)
  6. Pickles – Bread & Butter
  7. Salsa (-recipe)
  8. Other (-recipe if part vegetable)
Division K - Home Arts Food Preparation

​CLASS 4 - SOFT SPREADS

LOT

  1. Jams
  2. Jellies
  3. Fruit butter
  4. Conserve
  5. Marmalade
  6. Syrup
  7. Other

CLASS 5 - MEATS AND FISH

LOT

  1. Poultry
  2. Domestic meat
  3. Game meat
  4. Fish
  5. Shellfish
  6. Other

CLASS 6 - DEHYDRATED FOODS
All dried food entries must be exhibited in pint or half-pint canning jars. The jar will be opened when judged to determine the correct amount of dryness in the
product.
Label jar with the following information (label needs to be attached) :

  1. Name of product
  2. Type of pretreatment, if any
  3. Method of drying - e.g. air dry, oven, solar, dehydrator
  4. Amount of time for drying
  5. Date of drying

POINTS:  BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Fruits
  2. Vegetables
  3. Leathers
  4. Jerky
  5. Soup mixes
  6. Herbs
  7. Other

CLASS 7 - HOMEMADE SOAPS
Please bring recipe on a 3X5 card with name, address, and phone number.

POINTS:   BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Two bars hand soap
  2. Two bars laundry soap
  3. One pint of soap granules
  4. Glycerin soaps
  5. Two bars animal shampoo soaps
  6. Two bars milk soaps
  7. Other

CLASS 8 – HONEY
Entry time: July 29, 1 – 7pm ONLY.
For all lots, submit three one (1) pound Queenline honey jars (glass or plastic).
Color LOT to be determined by JUDGE.

POINTS:  BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Water White
  2. Extra White
  3. White
  4. Extra Lightamber
  5. Lightamber
  6. Amber
  7. Darkamber
  8. Dark

CLASS 9 - Vinegars
Vinegars can be entered in either quart or pint canning jars and sealed clear glass decorator bottles, corked and waxed. Recipe must be included.

POINTS:  BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB

LOT

  1. Clear
  2. Flavored
  3. Herb
  4. Spiced
  5. Other
Division L - Home Arts Beverages

​For more information call the Fair Office 360-786-5453.

  1. Sunday July 21, 1-5pm or Monday July 22, 12-7pm
    Pick-up time: Monday August 5, 1-7pm.
  2. RECIPE REQUIRED FOR ALL ENTRIES.
  3. NO LABELS ON ANY BOTTLES.
  4. Wine must be In minimum one (1) standard wine or champagne bottles, 4/5ths in size and fitted with a cork. Sparkling wine corks must be wired on or (the bottle) capped. ONE BOTTLE PER ENTRY.
  5. Beer, mead or cider must be In minimum two (2) 11-12 oz. bottles of brown glass, with a metal cap per entry. Kolsch-style (ceramic top) bottles WILL NOT be accepted.
  6. Exhibitors are responsible for entering their exhibits in the correct class and lot. Assistance will be provided at the time of entry or call the phone number above for help.
  7. Entries will be judged on its own merits. Judging points will be based on bouquet, aroma, appearance, flavor, body, drinkability, finish and overall Impression.
  8. Entries are to be picked up Monday, August 6 from 1pm - 7pm.

Go to www.bjcp.org for beer style guideline information as well as a recipe form for beers.

POINTS:  BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB

​CLASS 1 – BEER

LOT

​Standard American Beer​1A. American Light Lager
1B. American Lager
​1C. Cream Ale​1D. American Wheat Beer
​International Lager​2A. International Pale Lager​2B. International Amber Lager2C. International Dark Lager​
​Czech Lager​3A. Czech Pale Lager
3B. Czech Premium Pale Lager
​3C. Czech Amber Lager3D. Czech Dark Lager​
​Pale Malty European Lager​4A. Munich Helles​4B. Festbier​4C. Helles Bock
​Pale Bitter European Beer​5A. German Leichbier​5B. Kolsch​5C. German Helles Exportbier
5D. German Pils
​Amber Malty European Lager​6A. Marzen6B. Rauchbier​6C. Dunkles Bock​
​Amber Bitter European Beer​7A. Vienna Lager​7B. Altbier7C. Kellerbier: Pale Kellerbier
7D. Kellerbier: Amber Kellerbier​
​Dark European Lager​8A. Munich Dunkel8B. Schwarzbier​
​Strong European Beer​9A. Doppelbock9B. Eisbock​9C. Baltic Porter​
​German Wheat Beer​10A. Weissbier10B. Dunkles Weissbier​10C. Weizenbock​
​British Bitter​11A. Ordinary Bitter11B. Best Bitter​11C. Strong Bitter​
​Pale Commonwealth Beer​12A. British Golden Ale12B. Australian Sparkling Ale​12C. English IPA​
​Brown British Beer​13A. Dark Mild13B. British Brown Ale​13C. English Porter​
​Scottish Ale​14A. Scottish Light14B. Scottish Heavy​14C. Scottish Export​
​Irish Beer​15A. Irish Red Ale15B. Irish Stout​15C. Irish Extra Stout​
​Dark British Beer​16A. Sweet Stout16B. Oatmeal Stout​16C. Tropical Stout
16D. Foreign Extra Stout​
​Strong British Ale​17A. British Strong Ale17B. Old Ale​17C. Wee Heavy
17D. English Barleywine​
​Pale American Ale​18A. Blonde Ale18B. American Pale Ale​
​Amber and Brown American Beer​19A. American Amber Ale19B. California Common​​19C. American Brown Ale
​American Porter and Stout​20A. American Porter20B. American Stout​20C. Imperial Stout​
​IPA​21A. American IPA​21B. Spcialty IPA: Belgian IPA
21C: Specialty IPA: Black IPA
21D. Spcialty IPA: Brown IPA
​21E. Spcialty IPA: Red IPA
21F. Spcialty IPA: Rye IPA
21G. Spcialty IPA: White IPA
​Strong American Ale​22A. Double IPA22B. American Strong Ale
22C. American Barleywine​
22D. Wheatwine​
​European Sour Ale​23A. Berliner Weisse
23B. Flanders Red Ale
23C. Oud Bruin
23D. Lambic​
23E. Gueuze
23F. Fruit Lambic​
​Belgian Ale​24A. Witbier24B. Belgian Pale Ale​24C. Biere de Garde​
​Strong Belgian Ale​25A. Belgian Blond Ale25B. Saison​25C. Belgian Golden Strong Ale​
​Trappist Ale​26A. Trappist Single26B. Belgian Dubbel
26C. Belgian Tripel​
26D. Belgian Dark Strong Ale​
​Historical Beer ​27A. Historical Beer: Gose
27B. Historical Beer: Kentucky Common
27C. Historical Beer: Lichtenhainer
​27D. Historical Beer: London Brown Ale
27E. Historical Beer: Piwo Grodziskie
27F. Historical Beer: Pre-Prohibition Lager
27G. Historical Beer: Pre-Prohibition Porter
27H. Historical Beer: Roggenbier
27I. Historical Beer: Sahti
​American Wild Ale​28A. Brett Beer28B. Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer​28C. Wild Specialty Beer​
​Fruit Beer​29A. Fruit Beer​29B. Fruit and Spice Beer29C. Specialty Fruit Beer​
​Spiced Beer​30A. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable30B. Autumn Seasonal Beer​30C. Winter Seasonal Beer​
​Alternative Fermentables Beer​31A. Alternative Grain Beer31B. Alternative Sugar Beer​
​Smoked Beer​32A. Classic Style Smoked Beer32B. Specialty Smoked Beer​
​Wood Beer​33A. Wood-Aged Beer33B. Spcialty Wood-Aged Beer​
​Specialty Beer​34A. Clone Beer34B. Mixed-Style Beer​34C. Experimental Beer​
​Argentine Styles​X1. Dorada PampeanaX2. IPA Argenta​
​Italian Styles​X3. Italian Grape Ale

CLASS 2 –MEAD

LOT

​Traditional MeadM​1A. Dry MeadM​1B. Semi-Sweet Mead​M1C. Sweet Mead
Fruit MeadM​2A. Cyser
M2B. Pyment
​M2C. Berry Mead
M2D. Stone Fruit Mead
M2E. Melomel​
Spiced Mead​M3A. Fruit and Spice MeadM​3B. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead
Specialty Mead​M4A. BraggotM4B. Historical Mead​​M4C. Experimental Mead

 

CLASS 3 –CIDER / PERRY

LOT

​Standard Cider and PerryC​1A. New World Cider
C1B. English Cider
C​1C. French Cider​C1D. New World Perry
C1E. Traditional Perry
Specialty Cider and PerryC​2A. New England Cider
C2B. Cider with Other Fruit
​C2C. Applewine
C2D. Ice Cider
C2E. Cider with Herbs/Spices
C2F. Specialty Cider/Perry​

 

CLASS 4 –WINE

LOT

​W1. Grape: Red, White, Blush​W2. Fruit or VegetableW3. Other
Division M - Open Class Hobbies and Crafts

​Susan Hinton - Superintendent, rshinton@fairpoint.net

RULES:

  1. Entries will be accepted the Saturday prior to Fair from 10am until 4pm
  2. Exhibits MUST be removed Monday following the Fair closing, between 3 and 7pm
  3. Exhibits will be divided by age and ability in the following categories:
    • Primary: 9 years and younger
    • Youth: 10-17 years, not a professional
    • Adult: 18 – 61 years, not a professional
    • Senior: 62 and older, not a professional
    • Professional: Any person who gives lessons or engages in the business for profit, regardless of age
  4. All exhibits MUST be the work of the exhibitor.
  5. Each entry will be judged on its merits and points to be considered in judging include: execution, originality and general appeal.
  6. Consult the superintendent regarding space for exhibits, and also for fragile items, well in advance of the Fair.
  7. Collective items such as stamps or coins must have all pieces firmly attached and have a protective transparent covering unless room can be found in a case. All hanging items must be ready to hang. Collections mounted on cardboard or in a frame for hanging, should be covered with a protective transparent covering.
  8. Cash premiums will be awarded for Blue and Red ribbons.
  9. All afghans, needlepoint, needlework, plastic canvas, crochet, or knitted items should be entered in Home Arts on Monday, July 23, 3-7pm.
  10. To clarify any questions, please contact the superintendent or the Fair Office. Premiums will be awarded according to the degree of skill required to construct or execute the craft and shall be determined by the judge as follows:
    • POINTS:
      • Simple:  BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB
      • Advanced:  BLUE - 25  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

CLASS 1 - CREATIVE CRAFTS
Four entries per class

LOT

  1. Wood working
  2. Fabric painting
  3. Arrangements: silk, natural/dried material
  4. Holiday decorations
  5. Jewelry
  6. Stained or etched glass
  7. Carving - all other media except wood
  8. Leather crafts
  9. Stuffed animals
  10. Ceramics
  11. All others

CLASS 2 - DOLLS

LOT

  1. Porcelain
  2. Soft dolls

CLASS 3 - MINIATURES

LOT

  1. Dollhouses
  2. All others

CLASS 4 – MODELS

LOT

  1. Kit built
  2. Kit conversion
  3. Scratch built
  4. Diorama

​CLASS 5 - COLLECTIVE HOBBIES
Only one collection per person. Superintendent reserves the right to limit the number of items per collection due to space availability. Check with superintendent for special displays. A collection consists of five or more items.

LOT

  1. Figurines (animals, salt/pepper shakers, etc.)
  2. Dolls
  3. Miniatures
  4. All others (stamps, stickers, spoons, matchbooks, cars, etc.)

NOTE: Collection shall not exceed 36" in shelf space. Collections will be evaluated on: l) variety of items in collection; 2) variety of media used in construction of items; 3) general interest in collection. Only named exhibitor may arrange display.

CLASS 6 - LEGOS, K-NEX
Three entries per Lot.

LOT

  1. Preschool
  2. 6 – 8 years
  3. 9-11 years
  4. 12-14 years
  5. 15-17 years
  6. 18 years and older

Pieces not on a base will not be accepted.

CLASS 7 - EDUCATIONAL

LOT

  1. Model
  2. Pictures, posters, etc.

CLASS 8 – LITERATURE
Two entries per Lot.

LOT

  1. Poems
  2. Short Stories

CLASS 9 – SCRAPBOOKING
Limited to one, two-page spread.

LOT

  1. Album page

CLASS 10 - PAPER CRAFTS
One entry per Lot.

LOT

  1. Rubber stamping
    1. Cards
    2. Objects (jewelry, boxes, etc.)
  2. Paper Crafting
    1. Cards
    2. Origami
    3. Paper Crafting

CLASS 11 - RECYCLING
All items must be handcrafted using recycled materials.

LOT

  1. Clothing/ Accessories
  2. Created Art Objects
  3. Home Decor
Division N - Open Class Baled Hay and Crops

​Paul Thomsen - Superintendent, (360)349-6067

RULES

  1. Hay entered must have been produced on a farm owned or operated by the exhibitor in Thurston County.
  2. All entries will be placed on display in a special Hay Booth for the duration of the Fair.
  3. Bales tested over 20% moisture will be disqualified.
  4. All entries must be entered by 9pm the night before the first day of fair.
  5. Bales will be entered under the following classes:
    • CLASS 1 - Grass Legume Hay - This hay shall contain a mixture at least 10% grass and 10% legume.
    • CLASS 2 - Legume Hay - This hay shall contain not more than 10% grass, and shall consist only of alfalfa, lotuses and clovers or mixtures thereof.
    • CLASS 3 - Grass Hay - This hay shall contain not more than 10% legumes.
    • CLASS 4 - Any other hay not listed.
    • CLASS 5 - Grasses (up to five different varieties) to be exhibited in sheaves a minimum of three inches in diameter.
    • CLASS 6 - Legumes (up to five different varieties) to be exhibited in sheaves a minimum of three inches in diameter.
    • CLASS 7 - Grains (up to five different varieties) to be exhibited in sheaves a minimum of three inches in diameter.
    • CLASS 8 - Any others not listed.

A "Grand Champion" bale will be selected from one of the Classes with a special award given.
A "Grand Champion" from each Class of crops shall be named if quality merits. Premiums will be awarded in each Class as follows:

  • 1st    65 points
  • 2nd  30 points
  • 3rd  15 points
General Livestock Rules

​NEW VET CHECK ENTRY TIMES

  • 10am-3pm Early entrance and Vet check for 4-H
    Hicks Lake Barn, Swine Barn, Willuweit Pavilion and Simons Barn
  • 3pm-5pm VET CHECK not available. No animals will be allowed to enter the fair at this time.
  • 5pm-9pm Later entrance and Vet check for 4-H
    Hicks Lake Barn, Swine Barn, Willuweit Pavilion and Simons Barn
  1. READ GENERAL RULES.
  2. All animals must be registered and recorded in their respective breed associations. Registration papers must be available for inspection at all times during the show. Must have photo copy of application (if registrations have not been received.)
  3. An entry fee shall be charged for individual entry. No entry fee will be charged for group entries. Entry fees are:
    • DAIRY $3.50 per head
    • BEEF $4.00 per head
    • SHEEP $2.50 per head
    • GOATS $2.50 per head
  4. Each exhibitor shall be eligible to receive two (2) premiums per lot.
  5. In group classes an exhibitor shall be defined as members of the same family or persons that house their animals on the same farm (except for Get of Sire and Dairy Lot Q & R.) one entry per exhibitor/group class.
  6. Space shall be allotted to Thurston County exhibitors first; out of county exhibitors will be given second priority.
  7. Entry fees must accompany entries. Please refer to division rules for entry deadlines.
  8. 4-H and FFA members may enter Open Class under the following conditions:
    1. Must comply with all Open Class Rules and entry deadline.
    2. May only enter if there is an adult Open Class exhibitor entered and exhibiting in open class and is housed in the open class section of the facilities.
  9. Each exhibitor is required to keep their own display in an orderly manner at all times that the Fair is open to the public. (10am to 10pm)
Division O - Open Class Dairy Cattle

​Kendra Meek, Superintendent 360-508-6218
Entry Fee: $3.50 per head
Entry Deadline: July 1

RULES

  • Please read and refer to General Rules and General Livestock Rules.
  • Must show registration papers on arrival.
  • Once the Fair officially opens:
    1. No substitutions or additions will be allowed.
    2. No refunds will be given on scratched entries.

CLASS 1 - Ayrshire
CLASS 2 - Brown Swiss
CLASS 3 - Guernsey
CLASS 4 - Holstein
CLASS 5 - Jersey
CLASS 6 - Milking Shorthorn

LOT

  1. Junior calf: born after March 1, current year.
  2. Intermediate calf: born between Dec. 1, previous year and Feb. 28, current year.
  3. Senior calf: born between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30, previous year.
  4. Summer junior yearling: born between June 1 and Aug. 31, previous year.
  5. Junior yearling: born between March 1 and May 31, previous year.
  6. Winter yearling: born between Dec. 1, two years previous and Feb. 28, previous year.
  7. Senior yearling: born between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30, two years previous.
​JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE​RIBBON
​RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE​RIBBON

 

LOT

  1. Junior two-year-old: born between March 1 and Aug. 31, two years previous.
  2. Senior two-year-old: born between Sept. 1, three years previous and Feb. 28, two years previous.
  3. Junior three-year-old: born between March 1 and Aug. 31, three years previous.
  4. Senior three-year-old: born between Sept. 1, four years previous and February 28, three years previous.
  5. Four-year-old: born between Sept. 1, five years previous and Aug. 31, four years previous.
  6. Five-year-old and older: born on or before Sept. 1, five years previous.
  7. Dry cow: born before Aug. 31, three years previous.
​SENIOR CHAMPION​RIBBON
​RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION​RIBBON
​GRAND CHAMPION​ROSETTE
​RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION​ROSETTE
​SUPREME CHAMPION​RIBBON

     

Group Lots

  1. Junior best three females: all born after Aug. 31, previous year, all bred by exhibitor and at least two owned by exhibitor.
  2. Senior best three females: all born before Aug. 31, previous year, all bred by exhibitor and at least two owned by exhibitor.
  3. Dam & daughter
  4. Produce of dam
  5. Exhibitor’s herd: five females, two born after Aug. 31, previous year, two born before Aug. 31, previous year, one any age, all owned by exhibitor.

Payment of premiums will be based on the following points:

​1st2nd​3rd​4th​5th​
​HEIFERS​140125​110​100​85​
​COWS & GROUPS​245​210​175​140​105
Division P - Open Class Beef Cattle

Kendra Meek, Superintendent 360-508-6218
Entry Deadline: July 1
Entry Fee: $4.00 per head

RULES:

Please refer to General Rules and General Livestock Rules.

  1. A minimum of two exhibitors are required to compete for championship.
  2. Herdsmanship will be judged daily.

CLASS 1 - Angus
CLASS 2 - Hereford
CLASS 3 - Shorthorn
CLASS 4 - Simmental
CLASS 5 - Limousin
CLASS 6 - Pinzgauer
CLASS 7 - Other

Payment of premiums will be based on the following points:

​1st​2nd​3rd​4th​5th
​1-10 head/breed​280​175
​11-20 head​280​175​140​105
​21 head and over​280​175​140​105​70


LOT

  1. Junior heifer calf: born after Jan. 1, current year.
  2. Winter heifer calf: born between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, previous year.
  3. Senior heifer calf: born between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31, previous year.
​CHAMPION HEIFER CALF​RIBBON
​RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF​RIBBON

 

LOT

  1. Late summer yearling heifer: born between July 1 and Aug. 31, previous year.
  2. Early Summer yearling heifer: born between May 1 and June 30, previous year.
  3. Junior yearling heifer: born between March 1 and April 30, previous year.
  4. Early junior yearling heifer: born between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28, previous year.
  5. Senior yearling heifer: born between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, two years previous.
  6. Cow and calf: Calf must be born after Jan. 1, current year. Calf can be shown in its individual class. This class not eligible for Champion.
CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER​RIBBON
RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER​RIBBON
​GRAND CHAMPION HEIFER​ROSETTE
​RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION HEIFER​ROSETTE

 

LOT

  1. Junior bull calf: born after Jan. 1, current year.
  2. Winter bull calf: born between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, previous year.
  3. Senior bull calf: born between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31, previous year.
CHAMPION BULL CALF​RIBBON
RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF​RIBBON

 

LOT

  1. Late summer yearling bull: born between July 1 and Aug. 31, previous year.
  2. Early summer yearling bull: born between May 1 and June 30, previous year.
  3. Junior yearling bull: born between March 1 and April 30, previous year.
  4. Early junior yearling bull: born between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28, previous year.
CHAMPION YEARLING BULL​RIBBON
RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING BULL​RIBBON

 

LOT

  1. Senior yearling bull: born between Sept. 1, and Dec. 31, two years previous.
  2. Late two-year-old bull: born between May 1 and Aug. 31, two years previous.
  3. Early two-year-old bull: born between Jan. 1 and April 30, two years previous.
SENIOR CHAMPION BULL​RIBBON
RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION BULL​RIBBON
GRAND CHAMPION BULL​ROSETTE
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL​ROSETTE

 

LOT

  1. Pair of heifers: all owned by one exhibitor or farm.
  2. Pair of bulls: all owned by one exhibitor or farm.
  3. Get of sire: four animals any age, both sexes represented all by the same sire, sire to be named.
  4. Produce of dam: two animals out of same dam, either sex may be shown.
  5. Best Three Head: three animals, any age or sex, all bred and owned by one exhibitor or farm. ONE ENTRY PER EXHIBITOR.
Division Q - Open Class Dairy Goats

​Dawn Lantz, Superintendent dawnpat_lantz@msn.com
Entry Fee: $2.50 per head
Entry Deadline: July 1
Show Time: 9am, Saturday
Base Date: July 31

RULES:

The Thurston County Fair is an approved ADGA show. ADGA rules will govern. Jr Doe and Sr Doe shows are not separately sanctioned. All handlers must wear WHITE in the show ring. Substitutions: ONLY SAME BREED.

  1. PLEASE READ GENERAL RULES and GENERAL LIVESTOCK RULES.
  2. Paper check-in will be from 4-6pm Friday afternoon. Registration papers are needed for proof of registration and ownership.
  3. Enter Friday 7-8:30am
  4. Show time is 9am Saturday.
  5. Entries are due and must be postmarked by July 1. No entry fees will be refunded after July 15 for any reason. Late entries only by permission from the Superintendent.
  6. Sire and dam name or number must be included for animals used in group classes. Exhibitor must have entered all animals to be shown in the group classes. NO CROSS ENTRIES.
  7. Milk will be disposed of in the manure waste area in a timely manner.

CLASS 1 - TOGGENBURG
CLASS 2 – LAMANCHA
CLASS 3 – ALPINE
CLASS 4 –NIGERIAN DWARF
CLASS 5 – NUBIAN
CLASS 6 – AOP
CLASS 7 – RECORDED GRADE

PREMIUM POINTS:

​1st​2nd​3rd​4th5th
​9075​65​50​


One entry per exhibitor in group lots.

LOT

  1. Doe kid: born April 1 to show day
  2. Doe kid: born between March 1 and March 31, current year
  3. Doe: under one year and before March 1 of current year
  4. Doe: one year and under two years - never in milk

JUNIOR CHAMPION DOE
RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION DOE

LOT

  1. Jr. get of sire: three females under two yrs never in milk, by same sire, sire to be named.
  2. Doe: one and under two years, in milk.
  3. Doe: two and under three years, in milk.
  4. Doe: three and under four years, in milk.
  5. Doe: four and under five years, in milk.
  6. Aged Doe

SENIOR CHAMPION DOE
RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION DOE

LOT

  1. Champion Challenge – proof of championship must be on registration papers. Champion of the day is automatically entered.

GRAND CHAMPION
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION

LOT

  1. Best udder - one entry per exhibitor per breed.
  2. Dam and daughter
  3. Produce of dam: two females from same dam, dam to be named - owned by one exhibitor.
  4. Sr. get of sire: three females, any age, at least one in milk, by same sire, sire to be named.
  5. Exhibitor herd: four does, any age, owned by one exhibitor.

BEST DOE OF SHOW

Division R - Open Class Sheep

​Caitlyn Meek, Superintendent 360-508-6218 kendrameek13@gmail.com
Entry Fee: $2.50 per head
Entry Deadline: July 1
Judging: Wednesday, 2pm
Release Time: Thursday, 7pm

RULES

  1. PLEASE READ GENERAL RULES AND GENERAL LIVESTOCK RULES.
  2. Pens will be reserved and exhibitors must accept pen space assigned by the superintendent.
  3. Entries and fees will be returned when pen space is filled. Consideration will be given to entries received as to the time and date received.
  4. All animals must be registered. Registration papers are needed for proof of registration and ownership. Failure of an exhibitor to furnish sufficient evidence will disqualify any animal held in doubt. Paper check-in time will be held prior to show.
  5. All sheep must be wearing the ear tag or tattoo corresponding to the number on entry form and registration papers.
  6. Animals must show appropriate lamb or yearling teeth. If there is any doubt of the animal’s age, the Judge will decide age by examining the teeth of that animal.
  7. Exhibitors will be limited to two entries in single lots and one entry in group lots. Animals in group classes must have been shown in individual classes.
  8. All sheep should be clean and well fitted. Animals should be fit in accordance with individual sheep registry association rules.
  9. All flocks exhibited in open class must be identified by a sign or other appropriate means throughout the duration of the fair. Sign should include Exhibitor’s name, address and breed of animal.
  10. Any change in entries must be made with the superintendent before day of showing. Substitutions may be made only within the same breed class.
  11. Birth dates for following Breeds are as follows:
    • Columbias, Corriedales, Dorsets, Hampshires, Rambouillets, Shropshires, and Suffolks:
      • Fall Lamb: Sept. 1 to Dec. 31
      • Spring Lamb: Jan. 1 to Aug. 31
    • Cheviots, Leicesters, Lincolns, Natural Color, Romney, Southdowns, and other breeds:
      • Fall Lamb: Sept. 1 to Jan. 31
      • Spring Lamb: Feb. 1 to Aug. 31

​CLASS 1 - Border Cheviot
CLASS 2 - Border Leicester
CLASS 3 - Columbia
CLASS 4 - Corriedale
CLASS 5 - Dorset
CLASS 6 - Hampshire
CLASS 7 - Jacob
CLASS 8 - Katahdin
CLASS 9 - Lincoln - White
CLASS 10 - Montadale
CLASS 11 - North Country Cheviot
CLASS 12 - Oxford
CLASS 13 - Romney - White
CLASS 14 - Scottish Blackface
CLASS 15 - Shetland
CLASS 16 - Shropshire
CLASS 17 - Southdown
CLASS 18 - Suffolk
CLASS 19 - Natural colored
CLASS 20 - Natural colored Lincoln
CLASS 21 - Natural colored Romney
CLASS 22 - Other down breed
CLASS 23 - Other wool breed
CLASS 24 - Angora goat
CLASS 25 - Cashmere goat

 ​1st​2nd​3rd​4th​5th
​​PREMIUM POINTS​105​90​75​65​50

 
LOT (For Classes 1-23)

  1. Yearling ram: one year and under two years
  2. Fall ram lamb: see date of birth under Rule 11
  3. Spring lamb ram: same under Rule 11
  4. Pair of ram lambs: under one year. Bred and owned by exhibitor.
​CHAMPION RAM​RIBBON
​RESERVE CHAMPION RAM​RIBBON

 

LOT (For Classes 1-23)

  1. Yearling ewe: one year and under two
  2. Pair of yearling ewes: one year and under two years. Bred and owned by exhibitor.
  3. Fall ewe lamb: see Rule 11 for date of birth
  4. Spring ewe lamb: birth date Rule 11 guidelines
  5. Pair of ewe lambs: under 1 year. Bred and owned by exhibitor.
CHAMPION EWE​RIBBON
RESERVE CHAMPION EWE​RIBBON

 

LOT (For Classes 1-23)

  1. Young flock: 1 ram lamb and 2 ewe lambs, "bred and owned by exhibitor".
  2. Flock: one ram (yearling or lamb) and two yearling ewes and two ewe lambs, "bred and owned by exhibitor".
  3. Get of Sire: fout animals, lamb or yearling, both sexes represented, all by same sire.
  4. Best Pair: two animals bred and owned by exhibitor " both sexes must be represented".

LOT (For Classes 24-25)

  1. Does under one year and of age
  2. Does one-two years of age
  3. Does over two years of age
SUPREME CHAMPION RAMRevolving Plate
SUPREME CHAMPION EWERevolving Plate
Division S - Open Class Fleece and Fiber

​Kathie McWaid – Co-Superintendent, (360) 438-3476
Caitlyn Meek, Superintendent 360-508-6218 kendrameek13@gmail.com
Entry Fee: $1.00 per fleece
Entry Deadline: Wednesday, 10am

RULES

  1. Registration will be made at the Thurston County Fair Office by the Tuesday before fair. This is to include all 4-H or FFA fleece to enter the Open Class Fleece.
  2. Fleece must be one year (l2 months) growth or less.
  3. Fleece must be exhibited with sheared side out.
  4. Open Class fleece or fiber should be brought to the fair on Tuesday, prior to the opening of fair, Noon to 9pm.
  5. Limit two entries per exhibitor per class.
​1st​2nd​3rd​4th​5th
PREMIUM POINTS ​45​35​25​15​5

 

​Champion​RIBBON
​Reserve ChampionRIBBON​

 

CLASS 1 - Border Cheviot
CLASS 2 - Border Leicester
CLASS 3 - Columbia
CLASS 4 - Corriedale
CLASS 5 - Dorset
CLASS 6 - Hampshire
CLASS 7 - Jacob
CLASS 8 - Lincoln
CLASS 9 - Montadale
CLASS 10 - North Country Cheviot
CLASS 11 - Oxford
CLASS 12 - Polypay
CLASS 13 - Romney
CLASS 14 - Shetland
CLASS 15 - Shropshire
CLASS 16 - Southdown
CLASS 17 - Suffolk
CLASS 18 - Natural color
CLASS 19 - Other wool breeds
CLASS 20 - Other down breeds
CLASS 21 - Commercial
CLASS 22 - Goat

LOT

  1. Cashmere
  2. Mohair
  3. Pygora
  4. Angora

CLASS 23 - RABBIT

LOT

  1. English Angora
  2. French Angora
  3. Giant Angora (White Only)
  4. Satin Angora

CLASS 24 - Alpaca

CLASS 25 - Llama

LOT

  1. Sheared
  2. Brushed
Division T - Lads and Lassies Lead Contest

​Caitlyn Meek, Superintendent 360-508-6218 kendrameek13@gmail.com

The Thurston County Fair Guidelines for the Lead Class show are as outlined:

  1. Entrants will be divided into three classes as outlined below.
  2. Sheep must be conditioned, fitted and trained to show on a halter.
  3. Participants need not own the sheep they are showing.
  4. Contestants must wear a garment made of no less than 70% wool.
  5. Entries shall include a description of the garment to be worn, the background of the contestant and the breed of the sheep shown (max. of 200 words please). This commentary will be read aloud during the contestant’s promenade in the ring.
  6. Entrants will be judged as follows:
    1. Garment 40%
    2. Handling and appearance of sheep 30%
    3. Exhibitor’s over-all image 30%
  7. Entries are due by Wednesday at 10am. Contest to be held on Wednesday. Check schedule of events for time.
  8. All exhibitors are encouraged to participate in the Lads and Lassies Lead Contest, including non-sheep exhibitors.
  9. No entry fee.
​1st​2nd​3rd​4th​5th
PREMIUM POINTS ​10590​7565​50

 

CLASS 1 - AGES 12 and under
CLASS 2 - AGES 13-17
CLASS 3 - AGES 18 AND OVER

Division U - Open Class Poultry

​Crystal Hansen - Co-Superintendent (360) 402-5312, zzilmsmom@gmail.com
John Hansen - Co-Superintendent (360) 709-0541
Entry Deadline: July 1
Entry Fee: $1 per bird; $1 per dozen eggs

RULES

  1. PLEASE READ GENERAL RULES AND GENERAL LIVESTOCK RULES.
  2. Notice of entries must be made by July 1st at the Fair Office.
  3. All poultry must be passed through a vet check between 4pm - 8pm Tuesday the day before the Fair opens and not removed before 7pm Sunday, closing day of the Fair.
  4. All poultry must pass a disease and parasite inspection upon arrival and during the Fair. Be sure to dust poultry before entering them. Poultry having lice or showing signs of sickness or are excessively dirty will be refused entry by the superintendent and/or vet.
  5. Birds shown in a trio or pen cannot be shown as singles.
  6. Cash premiums will be given in all classes, if two or more in class and lot, otherwise ribbons only.
  7. All poultry will be judged by the American System.
  8. All poultry entered must be purebred and entered according to the Standards of Perfection. No crossbreeds, please.
  9. All poultry should be banded with numbered bands for identification. This number should be recorded on the entry blank.
  10. Chickens entered in Open Class cannot be entered as a 4-H entry.
  11. All exhibitors are expected to participate in Herdsmanship. . (The number of shifts required will be determined by the number of participants.)
  12. Fowl will be exhibited in cages provided by the fair. Entries are subject to space availability. Feed and shavings will be provided for all entries during the course of the fair. Exhibitors may be limited on entries by the Superintendent depending on space available.
  13. All Exhibitors will be responsible for cleaning their own cages, feeding and watering their own birds DAILY before 10:00 a.m.

PREMIUM POINTS:  BLUE - 30  RED - 20  WHITE - 10

​ChampionSpecial Award
​Reserve Champion​Special Award
​Best of Show​Special Award
​Reserve of Show​Special Award
​Reserve ChampionSpecial Award

​CLASS 1 - CHICKENS (LARGE) STANDARD

LOT

  1. Cock
  2. Hen
  3. Old trio
  4. Cockerel
  5. Pullet
  6. Young trio

CLASS 2 - CHICKENS - BANTAMS

LOT

  1. Cock
  2. Hen
  3. Old trio
  4. Cockerel
  5. Pullet
  6. Young trio

CLASS 3 - DUCKS

LOT

  1. Old drake
  2. Old duck
  3. Young drake
  4. Young duck

CLASS 4 - GEESE

LOT

  1. Old gander
  2. Old goose
  3. Young gander
  4. Young goose

CLASS 5 - TURKEYS

LOT

  1. Old Tom
  2. Old Hen
  3. Young Tom
  4. Young Hen

CLASS 6 - OTHER

LOT

  1. Pigeon
  2. Pheasant
  3. Pea Fowl
  4. Dove
  5. Other

CLASS 7 - EGGS

LOT

Entries to consist of a group of 3 eggs displayed on plates provided. Each exhibitor limited to 4 entries total. Eggs to be uniform in shape, shell texture, size, color and appearance. One egg may be cracked open, at the Judges discretion, to judge internal characteristics.

  1. Large Eggs: Breed and color of egg noted on entry form
  2. Bantam Eggs: Breed and color of egg noted on entry form
  3. Waterfowl Eggs: Breed and color of egg noted on entry form
  4. Non-Standard Eggs: Breed (if Known) and color of egg noted on entry form. NOTE: Non - Standard eggs included birds not accepted in the APA Standard of Perfection, mixed breeds and those of unknown ancestry.
Division V - Open Class Llamas and Alpacas

​Kathie McWald - Superintendent - (360) 491-4806
Pam Ackerman - Asst. Superintendent - (360) 556-6916

RULES

  1. Members exhibiting llamas at the Fair must enter Fitting and Showing.
  2. No llamas will be allowed in the horse arena.
  3. Any llama unmanageable by exhibitor member will be sent home.
  4. Any llama showing extreme signs of stress will be sent home.
  5. No tranquilizers will be allowed.
  6. An exercise area will be assigned for llamas. Llamas will not be allowed in other areas of the Fairgrounds without special permission from the Llama superintendent.
  7. Llamas/Alpacas must be attended by their exhibitors every day of the Fair.
  8. Eligible Llamas/Alpacas: Intact males are accepted as long as they can handled safely by the exhibitor, geldings, and females.
  9. Llamas/Alpacas of any age may compete in any class except packing. Llamas/Alpacas younger than 12 months will use a day pack with 2lbs in each side in the Pack Class competition.

POINTS:  BLUE - 20  RED - 15  WHITE - 10 

CLASS 1 - SKILLS CONTEST

LOT

  • PACKING
    1. Novice
    2. Junior
    3. Senior
  • HANDLER
    1. Novice
    2. Junior
    3. Senior

CLASS 2 - OBSTACLES

LOT

  1. Novice
  2. Junior
  3. Senior

OBSTACLE COURSE - Llama/Alpacas to compete, packed or unpacked, through planned obstacle course. May include water hazard, jumps, backing, maze, etc. Consideration made for incomplete attempts.

CLASS 3 - PUBLIC RELATIONS
WORKING WITH THE PUBLIC

LOT

  1. Novice
  2. Junior
  3. Senior
Division W - Youth Market Animal Sale

​SALE MANAGER: Committee President
SIFTING COMMITTEE: Members of the Sale Committee
WEIGHMASTERS & SALE COORDINATORS: Members of the Sale Committee
AUCTIONEERS: To Be Announced
SPONSORS: Market Sale Committee, Thurston County Fair, Thurston County 4-H Extension, Thurston County Agricultural Educators & Thurston County 4-H Council.

PURPOSE: To provide an outlet for youth to exhibit and sell quality market livestock (steers, hogs, lambs, meat goats, and market rabbits) which have reached marketable weight and grade. Sellers (4-H and FFA members) and the bidders and/or buyers are reminded that the price paid to the seller on their animal may not, in fact, reflect a true market price at the time of the sale. It is the desire of the sponsors that the buyer of the animals featured in this sale will bid sufficiently to cover the individual exhibitor’s additional expenses incurred. Any animal sold in the auction is suitable for process at the time of the sale.

RULES AND REGULATIONS ELIGIBILITY:

  1. Each exhibitor must be enrolled in 4-H or be a member of a FFA Chapter and be actively caring for the animal(s) exhibited as a 4-H project or an FFA farming project. 4-H and FFA members must be enrolled as a member of Thurston County 4-H or a Thurston County FFA Chapter. Each 4-H and FFA member must follow the rules and regulations of their respective organization and the Thurston County Fair. If any disciplinary action taken of an exhibitor during the fair, the committee reserves the right to review all actions and may result in not being allowed to sell.
  2. This certificate of Intent to Sell/Memorandum of Understanding shall be completed to be eligible for the sale and be postmarked by April 15, 2019 for steers and June 1, 2019 for sheep, hogs, meat goats & meat rabbits. Intent must be mailed or emailed to Market Animal Sale Committee, PO BOX 695 East Olympia, WA. 98540 or tcymas@gmail.com. Copies of this Memorandum of Understanding & Intent to Sell form are available from the county WSU extension office, 4-H animal project leaders, FFA advisors or the Thurston County Fair website: www.thurstoncountyfair.org
  3. The market sale sifting committee shall inspect all animals entered in the division between 6:00pm and 9:00pm on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 during weigh-in. If the animal does not meet weight limits, the exhibit will be eliminated from the auction. However, exhibitor may change his/her entry and show it in the appropriate division, class & lot, not associated with the market animal sale. Exhibitor must be present for inspection and weigh-in. NO PROXIES ALLOWED WITHOUT PRIOR SALE COMMITTEE APPROVAL.
  4. No steers having horns longer than 2 inches will be permitted.
  5. All market goats will be dehorned. Any scurs will be under two inches.
  6. Market hogs may be gilts or barrows; market lambs may be wethers or ewes; meat goats may be wethers or does; rabbits may be bucks or does.
  7. Market lambs must have no more than ¾ of an inch of fleece.
  8. Market rabbits: exhibitors must own the doe on or before date of kindle.
  9. Market rabbits must be one of the recognized ARBA commercial meat breeds or a cross of those commercial breeds.
  10. No animal previously sold at any 4-H or FFA youth sale shall be allowed to be resold at the Thurston County Youth Market Animal Sale.
  11. If you choose to participate in the Thurston County Youth Animal Market Sale you may not cross enter that project animal into any neighboring county fair market animal sales for the current year (the Northwest Junior Livestock Show, Puget Sound Livestock Show and Washington Junior Lamb Carcass Show are not county fairs.)
  12. All sheep and goats entered in the 4-H/FFA Thurston County Youth Market Animal Sale at the Thurston County Fair shall be identified as per the USDA-APHIS Scrapie Mandatory Identification Program for sheep and goats

ENTRY REGULATIONS:

  1. Each exhibitor may consign up to two (2) separate units, but not two units of the same species. A unit is considered to be: a single steer, a single market hog, a single market lamb, a single meat goat, a single market rabbit fryer or a single market rabbit pen of three (3) fryers.
  2. Exhibitors may not withdraw their exhibits from the show or auction after weigh-in on the day before the fair.
  3. Market animals must not be in any type of partnership. If this rule is violated, future entries into the sale may be limited.
  4. Exhibitors and/or others may not buy animals for specific return of animals to the seller to be shown at other shows and/or market sales by any exhibitor.
  5. NO ANIMAL WILL BE ALLOWED TO SELL UNLESS AN INTENT TO SELL/MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING OF SALE RULES IS SIGNED BY EXHIBITOR, LEADER/ADVISOR, AND PARENT/GUARDIAN AND RECEIVED BY SECRETARY BY DUE DATES INDICATED ON INTENT TO SELL FORM.
  6. No animal will be weighed without a completed Market Health Record.
  7. Sellers of market steers at the final weigh-in must complete and hand in a hauling slip and bill of sale if the animal is branded.
  8. Cost worksheets will be required to be posted for every animal by noon on Thursday of fair week.

ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION:

Animals should be tagged branded, or tattooed prior to arriving at the fair. Tags will be available at the spring exhibitor information meeting. Rabbit tattoo numbers will be entered onto Intent to Sell form before weigh-in.

SALE REGULATIONS:

  1. The official judge while judging for type may exclude the exhibit from the sale if the animal fails to meet the minimum grade as established.
  2. All project animals found eligible for the sale will be weighed for sale weight on Tuesday during weigh-in. Sellers must be present to bring their animals into the auction ring or they will not be sold. NO PROXIES ALLOWED WITHOUT PRIOR SALE COMMITTEE APPROVAL.
  3. If a weight is contested on any animal, the animal must stay within the scale area and be re-weighed immediately.
  4. All project animals will be sold by the pound.
  5. All sales are final.
  6. Sale order will be determined by sale committee and the judge.
  7. USDA requirements for withdrawal of feed additives and medications shall be followed. If the animal is condemned during processing for violation of these USDA requirements, it is the seller’s responsibility to absorb the loss.

PAYMENT FROM SALE:

  1. Proceeds of the sale will be distributed to sellers/exhibitors or their assignors after payments have been received from all buyers. No payment will be made to the seller/exhibitor until the treasurer has collected all proceeds of the sale.
  2. A 5% commission will be deducted from all revenues (including sales and add-ons) to cover the cost of facilitating the sale.

SELLER’S RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Each exhibitor will complete one Intent to Sell forms for each animal unit they intend to exhibit and sell. The animal must be identified in some manner.
  2. Each exhibitor and seller assumes the responsibility for securing at least three potential buyers for each animal to be sold.
  3. Sellers of market steers must provide buyers with a rope halter, which may or may not be returned to exhibitor. This halter must be left on steer in the barn.
  4. All exhibitors are required to care for market animals until the animal leaves the fairgrounds or until the livestock release time.

BUYER’S RESPONSIBILITY:

It is required that the buyers of animals and monetary supporters of the sale will pay cash, check or credit card following the sale or make arrangements with the Treasurer.

WEIGHT, GRADING, & AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR MARKET ANIMALS:

  • MARKET STEERS: 1000 pound minimum. Must grade either select or choice to qualify for the sale. Desirable age of steers should be less than 24 months of age. Only steers awarded a blue or red ribbon in their type class will be allowed to sell.
  • MARKET LAMBS: 90 pound minimum to 160 pound maximum. Must grade either select or choice to qualify for the sale and not have over ¾ of an inch of fleece. Only lambs awarded a blue or red ribbon in their type class will be allowed to sell.
  • MARKET HOGS: 220 pound minimum to 300 maximum. Must grade either USDA #1 or USDA #2 to qualify for the sale. Only hogs awarded a blue or red ribbon in their type class will be allowed to sell.
  • MEAT GOATS: 60 pound minimum. Goats must be born after January 1st of the current fair year and must be a Boer or meat breed cross. Goats will be graded on weight, muscle tone, and overall condition. Only goats awarded a blue ribbon in their type class will be allowed to sell.
  • MARKET RABBITS: Single fryers must be under 70 days of age and be 3.5 pounds minimum to 6 pounds maximum. Fryer pens must consist of 3 rabbits under 70 days of age and each weighing 3.5 pounds minimum to 6 pounds maximum. Only fryers and fryer pens awarded a blue ribbon in their type class will be allowed to sell.

If the weight of an animal is contested it must stay in the immediate vicinity of the scale to be re-weighed.

A shrink of 3% for beef and 2% for hogs, sheep, and meat goats will be taken from scale weight to determine the animal sale weight.

QUESTIONS?:

Questions or concerns regarding this Memorandum of Understanding can be addressed to the Thurston County Youth Market Animal Sale Committee at PO Box 695 East Olympia, WA 98540.